Analytical laboratory services
Pesticide residues in fresh produce
The Department of Agriculture provides a chemical residue auditing service for plant products that are presented for export as part of an official regulatory system. This subsidised service supports the regulatory system to provide an indication of the levels of chemical residues for compliance with international standards with regard to bilateral agreements between governments and South Africa’s commitments to the WTO/SPS agreement. As a member country of the Codex Alimentarius, South Africa is committed to the international standards for protocols and procedures accepted by this organisation.
an auditing laboratory, multi-residue methods are mainly used to screen
regulated export plant products to cover the widest possible spectrum of
chemical residues and contaminants, made up by registered chemicals,
international requirements, banned chemicals, etc.
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Dairy and processed
Quality control analyses
are done on regulated dairy and processed food products. These products
are regulated under the Agricultural Product Standards Act of 1990, (Act
119 of 1990) to protect consumers against imitations and products of low
Regulated products includes:
The analytical laboratory provides a service to the line function divisions of the regulatory system.
Analytical services North
Dirk Uys building
Analytical services South
services for the eastern, western and northern Cape provinces are done in