The market for organic food products in the Netherlands is growing; however, supply shortages are hampering the grow th of the market. The Republic of South Africa (RSA) has the advantage of being able to produce organic food products during the European winter seas on, as it is located in the southern hemisphere. Sourcing organic products from the RSA could therefore amelio- rate the current shortness of supply.
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The South African food safety and food control systems are developed and enforced by three government departments: Department of Health (DOH), Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
2011 Road Map for Exporting to South Africa
This report offers updated information for U.S. companies interested in exporting food and agricultural products to South Africa. This report also highlights new food labeling laws for foods containing biotech ingredients required under the Consumer Protection Act, which came into effect April 1, 2011.
South Africa ranks as number 12 in terms of world citrus production, but it is the second biggest exporter of fresh citrus fruit after Spain, thus SA dominates the southern hemisphere in terms of overall citrus. SA dominates total southern hemisphere citrus exports (62 percent market share) and in particular the grapefruit (93 percent) and oranges (75 percent) while the lemon sector is dominated by Argentina.
The food market is regulated by various standards and regulations owing to the growth of consumer awareness on food safety, social and environmental. This booklet consists of standards that apply to agricultural products produced in Indonesia and that are required by worldwide markets. Each standard and regulation has its own market. To enter the market, producers should meet the required standards for the respective market that has been entered.
Swiss Import Promotion Programme
Total citrus production is forecasted to increase to 1,562,600 MT in marketing year 2010/11. It is anticipated that the profile of citrus, in terms of consumption and trade, will also increase with the World Cup coming to South Africa in 2010.The success of a plum campaign in the United Kingdom using the tag line “Beautiful Country, Beautiful Fruit might also be used by the citrus stakeholders with the objective of raising the profile of South African citrus.
South Africa’s total production of canned Bulida Apricots is estimated at 31,190 MT for marketing year 2008/09 and this represents a 17 percent decrease compared to the 2007/08 production of 38,898 MT. It is forecast that production for marketing year 2009/10 will be slightly higher than this year’s production at 40,100 MT.
A total production of 95,481 MT of canned Clingstone peaches is estimated for marketing year 2008/09, slightly lower that last year’s production of 97,835MT. It is forecast that about 98,100 MT will be produced for marketing year 2009/10.