Question NW1600 to the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

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07 September 2020 - NW1600

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Winkler, Ms HS to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What (a) animals are listed under Category A, B, and C of the Game Meat Safety Scheme and (b) are the throughput numbers permitted per species under the Game Meat Safety Scheme; (2) with reference to the provision of the Game Meat Safety Scheme which states that Category A game do not apply to slaughter facilities registered under the Scheme except in special cases under a protocol approved by the Professional Employer Organisation, (a) what are the special cases, (b) what is the total number of the special cases and (c) to whom have the special cases been granted? NW1984E

Reply:

(1)(a),(b) There is no Game Meat Safety Scheme that the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has approved and implemented. Meat safety is regulated under the Meat Safety Act, 2000 (Act No. 40 of 2000) and the only scheme that has been approvedunder the Act is the Meat Inspection Scheme which was approved by the Minister in 2016 and was implemented in 2017.

(2)(a),(b),(c) Falls away.

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