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South Africa Updates Guidelines for the Sampling Handling and Transportation of Meat | Livestock and Products, Poultry and Products | Pretoria | South Africa

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) has published guidelines regarding procedures for sampling, transportation and handling of meat samples that are meant for microbiological monitoring. The standard procedures apply to abattoirs, importers, and export cold stores, cutting, deboning, and processing plants linked to an export abattoir, and food safety laboratories. Post reviewed the Guidelines for...

Update on the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreak in South Africa | Pest/Disease Occurrences, Poultry and Products, Sanitary/Phytosanitary/Food Safety | Pretoria | South Africa

The ongoing outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in South Africa, which began in April 2021, has led to the culling of nearly 3 million birds, primarily layers. While the greatest impact to date has been in the Western Cape, the virus is now continuing to spread primarily in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. The Gauteng province produces 24...

Concerns Over Steep Input Cost Increases in the South African Agricultural Sector | Agricultural Situation, Grain and Feed | Pretoria | South Africa

Worldwide agricultural inputs prices have risen steeply the past year. South Africa is at the start of the 2021/22 summer production season and farmers are confronting these increased inputs prices that will squeeze profit margins. On average, fertilizer prices more than doubled the past year in South Africa, while agrochemicals prices increased by more than 50 percent. Diesel prices...

South Africa Announces Regulatory Approach for New Breeding Techniques | Biotechnology and Other New Production Technologies, Biotechnology and Other New Production Technologies Addendum, Biotechnology – Plants and Animals, Cloning | Pretoria | South Africa

On October 27, 2021, South Africa, through a public notice, announced its regulatory approach for New Breeding Techniques. According to the notice, the same risk assessment framework that exists for genetically engineered (GE) products under South Africa’s current Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) Act will apply to New Breeding Techniques (NBTs). Document NameDownload PDF South Africa Announces Regulatory Approach for New Breeding...