South Africa · Law · Administrative Acts

Regulations Relating to the Labelling and Advertising of Foodstuffs

Objectives:

It prescribes minimum labelling requirements for all foodstuffs imported, sold, offered or prepackaged in South Africa

Scope:

Products to contain name and description; prohibits the printing of pictures that falsely represent the products; requires disclosure of fat content; makes specific guidelines for products that claim to be healthier/healthy options; makes requirements for nutritional information but only applies to cases where producers voluntarily wish to make these disclosures