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The regulations regarding the Classification, Packaging and Marking of Processed Meat Products intended for sale in the Republic of South Africa were published in the Government Gazette on the 4th October 2019. AFSQ will start with the implementation of the above-mentioned regulation on the 1st of April 2020. Producers are asked to register by clicking on the button.

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WELCOME TO AFSQ

Official Independent Assignee for Regulated Animal Products

Food Safety Agency (Pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of Agency for Food Safety, has been designated as an Assignee for Regulated Animal Products in terms of the Agricultural Product Standards Act, 1990 (Act No 119 of 1990) by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

The Act requires the inspection, grading and sampling of animal products (poultry meat and eggs, as well as any other meat and meat products for which regulations may be promulgated):

ABOUT US

Dedicated to ensure the safety and quality of food products

AFSQ is an independent company dedicated to ensure the safety and quality of food products produced or imported into South Africa. Our team is experienced and knowledgeable in their related fields and have over 20 years’ experience between them. AFSQ believes in meeting the needs of our clients by providing service excellence in every aspect.

SERVICES

Food Safety and Quality Services

  • Quality Verification Inspection
    • DAFF Assignee under the ASP Act and its regulations
      • Control over the sale of Poultry Meat
      • Grading, packing and marking of eggs destined for sale in the RSA
  • Food Plant Audits
    • Food Safety Management System Audits
    • International Standard Audits (ISO)
    • HACCP Audits
    • Compliance Audits (ZA Export / Import Approval / Renewal)*
  • Retail Environment
    • Retail Technical Assistance and Advice
    • Retail Supplier Audits
  • Import and Export
    • Import / Export Control*
    • Movement Control*

* Subject to DAFF Official Approval

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Qualified auditors

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Dedicated Staff

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Poultry Abattoirs

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Egg Production Facilities

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • Export approval process consultation, assessment, pre-audit or designated approval audit*
  • Designated legal compliance audit*
    Act 40/2000; R962; VPN04 – Ostrich Farms; VPN05 – Wild Game Farms; VPN08&09 – Wild Game Harvesting; VPN20 – Dairy Products; VPN42 – Pork Imports (‘PPRS’) or applicable EC regulations, decisions and directives (EU Exports) etc
  • Assistance with retail related matters, e.g. queries, audits, claims, etc.
  • BLNS Standard Operating Procedure
    • Implementation
    • First Line Auditing*

* Subject to DAFF Official Approval

AUDITORS ARE A CRUCIAL COMPONENT OF EVERY ASPECT OF THE INDUSTRY TO ENSURE QUALITY PRODUCTS

ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT