The Minister has signed the assignment letters for the provision of meat inspection service at abattoirs on the 19th December 2017, in line with the meat inspection scheme. This therefore means that all abattoirs that are to be serviced by assignees must procure meat inspection service from the listed assignees (see attached list).

Due to the delays in the approval by the Minister, the Department of  Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has amended deadlines as follows:

  1. Abattoirs to procure meat inspection service from assignees with immediate effect.
  2. Abattoirs that are unable to procure meat inspection service immediately due to contract negotiations, unavailability of meat inspection assignees/personnel (e.g. Poultry), etc., must apply to the PEO to request additional time until 31 March 2018 to procure such a service.
  3. PEOs to submit a report on the implementation of the scheme by 26th January 2018

Regards,

 

Dr Mphane Molefe

Director: Veterinary Public Health

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Private Bag x138

Pretoria, 0001

Republic of South Africa

Tel: +27 12 319 7688/7572

Cell: +27 82 200 7987

MphaneM@daff.gov.za

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