Finding the DALRRD regulations

Are you aware that the new Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) web page is officially up and running? This web page will replace the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) URL for searching for regulations and dispensations.

The format of the website and steps to follow to find regulations are still very similar to what they were on the old DAFF web page. We have listed the steps below to help you find the DALRRD regulations you are looking for.

  1. In your web browser, go to: dalrrd.gov.za
  2. Hover your curser over ‘Branches’ (in the panel on the left-hand side)
  3. Then hover over ‘Agricultural Production, Health & Food Safety’
  4. Lastly, click ‘Food Safety & Quality Assurance’

This will take you to the home page, where you will find the Agricultural Product Standards (APS) Act as well as other useful information, such as contact details for assignees and officials in various divisions. Note that the officials’ email addresses have not changed; they still end in @daff.gov.za.

To find regulations and dispensations, look at the light grey block near the top of the page, and click on ‘Local & Import Regulations’. A list of divisions will appear; click on the required division name to see all the documents available under that division.

In the light grey box near the top you will also see ‘Draft Legislation for Comments’, where you will find draft regulations open to be commented on.

To ensure compliance for your products, it is important not only to know where to find the relevant legislation, but also to use and understand the most recent regulations.

FACTS conducts training and workshops, as well as giving assistance to clients who want to submit comments on draft regulations or who need to apply for a dispensation.

The FACTS regulatory workshop has gone ONLINE for 2020. Book your place now.