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New draft labelling Regulations for foods published

South Africa

Apr 14, 2023

The Department of Health has released R3287 – the corrected Regulations Relating to the Labelling and Advertising of Foodstuffs for comment. This comes more than two months after the incorrect version of the draft (R. 2986) was published in January 2023. Note that the new, correct version is named R. 3287.

The draft is made up of different sections that are similar to what was covered in R. 429.

The ‘General Provisions’ section includes subsections on presentation, letter sizes, product name, country of origin, date marking, prohibited statements and negative claims.The ‘Special Provisions’ section includes ingredient list requirements, bulk stock, small packages, pictorial representations, allergens, misleading descriptions, frozen foodstuffs, vegetarian claims and nutritional information.

In the ‘General Information on Claims’ section you will find enrichment of foods, nutrient profiling models, front-of-pack labelling and other claims, while the ‘Nutrition Claims’ section includes nutrient content claims, ingredient content claims and glycaemic index and load claims. The last section is ‘Health Claims’.         


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