What’s the Law on Labels: Origin

The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) specifies that all products sold in South Africa must specify the country or countries of the product’s origin. If all the main ingredients, processing and labor used in used in a products production is from one country, the label will read:

  • ‘Product of (name of country)’

When the product is processed in a secondary country that changes the nature of its contents, the label will, in addition to the above, read;

  • ‘Produced, processed or manufactured in (name of country)’
  • ‘Packed in (name of country)’ together with the above


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