Relevant Legislation

The relevant legislation in the abattoir industry is as follow:

  • Agricultural Product Standards Act, Act No. 119 of 1990
  • Abattoir Hygiene Act, 1992 – Act No. 121 of 1992
  • Animal Diseases Act, 1984 – Act No. 35 of 1984
  • Animals Protection Act, Act 71 of 1962
  • Atmospheric Pollution Prevention Act, Act 45 of 1965
  • Fertilizer, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act, Act 36 of 1947
  • Health Act, Act 63 of 1977
  • Labor Law – Workmen’s Compensation Act, Act 30 of 1941
  • Meat Safety Act, Act No. 40 of 2000
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85 of 1993
  • Stock Theft Act, Act 57 of 1959
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    Guidelines

  • Meat inspectors manual
  • Animal Welfare code
  • SANS 10330: 2007
  • SANS 241-1: 2011
  • SANS 241-2: 2011
  • SABS 049: 2011
  • R918
  • ISO 22000: 2005
  • CFSA
  • GFSI
  • Pick ‘n Pay Guidelines