The AFMA Regulatory Committee (RC) is responsible for all matters pertaining to AFMA’s liaison activities with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (DAFF) such as the Animal Feed Forum (AFF), the Food Safety Forum (FSF), the Inspection Compliance Forum (ICF), the Animal Health Forum (NAHF) and the SABS.

Matters include, but are not limited to legislation, feed registrations, facility inspections, national standards, and the import and export of animal feed and -ingredients. The RC meet quarterly and discuss relevant feed legislation and national standards of which the Feeds and pet food Bill receives the highest priority. The regulatory committee makes use of a legal consultant to provide legal opinions on behalf of the feed industry. The terms of reference for the RC is arranged according to primary and secondary focussed legislation – see the “Legislation” tab for a list of applicable legislation to the feed industry.

The RC is also responsible for periodically reviewing and updating the AFMA Code of Conduct audit criteria to ensure that the latest applicable feed legislation and industry good manufacturing practices are adopted and incorporated by the COC Plus specifications.

Quarterly updates on the status of farm feed and ingredient registrations, renewals and facility licencing and registration at Act 36 are done at the RC meetings and members have an opportunity to engage with the DAFF officials at the quarterly meetings. The following standard Agenda items are also addressed at the Committee meetings:

  • Liaison activities with Agriculture Inputs Control (AFF)
  • Liaison activities with Animal Health & Veterinary Public Health (FSF & NAHF)
  • Liaison activities with Inspection Services (ICF)
  • AIC Registration status
  • AFMA FRS
  • Feeds & Pet food Bill
  • Regulations
  • SABS Standards
  • AFMA Code of Conduct
  • Import & Export
  • Other legislation

Chairperson: Mr Mark Manley (Sovereign Foods)
Vice-chairperson: Ms Liza Burger (AFGRI Animal Feed)

AFMA is subscribed to Lexinfo and receive weekly alerts on applicable legislation that is relevant to the feed industry. Feedback on the Lexinfo Alerts received are presented at the quarterly Regulatory Committee meetings. All amendments and regulations to the Acts listed below are included.

PRIMARY LEGISLATIONACT NR & YEAR
Agricultural Product Standards ActNo. 119 of 1990
Animal Diseases ActNo. 35 of 1984
Basic Conditions of Employment ActNo. 75 of 1997
Competition ActNo. 89 of 1998
Consumer Protection ActNo. 68 of 2008
Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies ActNo. 36 of 1947
Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants ActNo. 54 of 1972
Genetically Modified Organisms ActNo. 15 of 1997
Medicines and Related Substances Control Act No. 101 of 1965
Natural Scientific Professions ActNo. 27 of 2003
Occupational Health and Safety ActNo. 85 of 1993
SECONDARY LEGISLATIONACT NR & YEAR
Accreditation for Conformity Assessment, Calibration and Good Laboratory Practice ActNo. 19 of 2006
Animal Health ActNo.7 of 2002
Livestock Improvement Amendment ActNo. 60 of 1997
Marketing of Agricultural Products ActNo. 47 of 1996
Measurement Units and Measurement Standards ActNo. 18 of 2006
Meat Safety ActNo. 40 of 2000
National Environmental Management: Waste ActNo. 59 of 2008
National Railway Safety Regulator ActNo. 16 of 2002
National Water ActNo. 36 of 1998
Petroleum Products Amendment ActNo. 46 of 1993
Promotion of Administrative Justice ActNo. 3 of 2000
Trade Metrology ActNo. 42 of 1994
Pharmacy Amendment ActNo. 53 of 1974