Red Meat SA


Red Meat Industry Forum

The Red Meat Industry Forum (RMIF) of South Africa is an umbrella council consisting of 13 nominated members each representing the interests of the most nationally representative sector specific organizations within the Red Meat Value Chain from the primary producer to the consumer. The RMIF was established in 1994 when the Agricultural control boards were disbanded and it was formally constituted in 1997 in accordance with the provisions of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act, 1996 (Act No. 47 of 1996) as amended.

…maintaining a viable RED meat industry…

Its key purpose is to represent the Red Meat Industry, to negotiate for an enabling regulatory environment, to formulate industry policy, to facilitate compliance to legislation, to identify, appoint and monitor service providers and assist in sourcing funding to deliver on the mutually agreed essential functions to maintain a viable Red Meat Industry.

The RMIF affairs are managed by a Management Committee of 4 members nominated by the RMIF Council and it conducts its affairs according to its constitution.

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Johannesburg, Wednesday 20 April 2017: The country’s best butcheries, both nationally and regionally, were announced at a luncheon held yesterday at Definitive Conferencing in Isando, Johannesburg, attended by senior members of the meat production and retail industry, award finalists, judges and media.This year saw six national and 39 provincial butcheries winning Platinum or Gold Cleaver Awards. Between October and December 2016, over 30 000 public nominations were received via SMS or online. Of these, 150 finalists were individually and anonymously assessed against a 212 point checklist, with some of the finalists scoring up to 99.8%.“With our experience over the years since the Cleaver Awards started, the improvement on a year to year basis is noteworthy, notwithstanding the fact that most of the butcheries always try something new to improve their score and / or to stay on top,” says Mr Rudi van der Westhuizen, Executive Director of SAMIC (South African Meat Industry Company). “The impact these awards have had on butchery standards in South Africa over the past few years is remarkable”.
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