A recent article discusses proposed amendments to South Africa’s Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act 54 of 1972:
Consumer groups and dieticians have hailed proposed amendments to food labelling legislation as progressive, saying the changes would encourage a “healthier” nation.
However, they remain concerned about how the law will be policed, and say that loopholes may allow the makers of food supplements to continue making “outrageous” claims.
The 80-page draft regulations under the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act 54 of 1972 were released last week by the department of health for public comment.
The due date for submissions is October 20.
The full article is available here: New food label laws ‘will make SA healthier’.