Policy - Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act (54/1972): Regulations relating to the reduction of sodium in certain foodstuffs and related matters. Regulations relating to the reduction of sodium in certain foodstuffs and related matters

Date:
June 2016
Published by:
Department of Health
Published year:
March 2013
Is the policy document adopted?:
Yes
Adopted year:
March 2013
Adopted by:
Minister of Health. Staatskoerant, 20 maart 2013. No. 36274.
Type of policy:
Legislation relevant to nutrition

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Legislation Details
Reduction of total sodium content of certain foodstuffs
2. Any foodstuff, listed in column II of Table 1 below, which are offered for sale on the dates mentioned in column IV shall comply with the corresponding reduced total Sodium levels mentioned in column III:
TABLE 1: REDUCTION OF TOTAL SODIUM (NA) CONTENT OF CERTAIN FOODSTUFFS
Foodstuff category (II)      
Maximum Total Sodium per 100 g foodstuff (III)    Dates on which the total Sodium reduction becomes effective (IV)
1. Bread
400 mg Na    30 June 2016
380 mg Na    30 June 2019
2. All breakfast cereals and porridges, whether ready-to-eat, instant or cook up, hot or cold
500 mg Na    30 June 2016
400 mg Na    30 June 2019
3. All fat spreads and butter spreads
550 mg Na    30 June 2016
450 mg Na    30 June 2019
4. Ready-to-eat savoury snacks, excluding salt-and-vinegar flavoured savoury snacks 
800 mg Na    30 June 2016
700 mg Na    30 June 2019
5. Flavoured potato crisps, excluding salt-and-vinegar flavoured potato crisps
650 mg Na    30 June 2016
550 mg Na    30 June 2019
6. Flavoured, ready-to-eat, savoury snacks and potato crisps- salt-and-vinegar only 
1000 mg Na    30 June 2016
850 mg Na    30 June 2019
7. Processed meat (classes 6, 12 or 14 of the South African National Standard SANS 885:2011)- uncured
850 mg Na    30 June 2016
650 mg Na    30 June 2019
8. Processed meat (classes 7, 10 or 11 of the South African National Standard SANS 885:2011)- cured
950 mg Na    30 June 2016
850 mg Na    30 June 2019
9. Raw-processed meat sausages (all types) and similar products
800 mg Na   30 June 2016
600 mg Na   30 June 2019
10. Dry soup powder (not the instant type) 
5 500 mg Na   30 June 2016
3 500 mg Na   30 June 2019
11. Dry gravy powders and dry instant savoury sauces 
3 500 mg Na   30 June 2016
1 500 mg Na   30 June 2019
12. Dry savoury powders with dry instant noodles to be mixed with a liquid 
1 500 mg Na   30 June 2016
800 mg Na   30 June 2019
13. Stock cubes, stock powders, stock granules, stock emulsions, stock pastes or stock jellies
18 000 mg Na     30 June 2016
13 000 mg Na     30 June 2019

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