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Friday, 02 October 2015 00:00

Meat Board of Namibia to promote SEAL OF QUALITY

On 2 October 2015 between 12h00 and 14h00 the Meat Board of Namibia will promote its SEAL OF QUALITY certification programme at Food Lover’s Market Maerua Mall. This programme is a hygiene and quality certification programme developed by the Meat Board of Namibia. Says Dr Anja Boshoff de Witt: “The Seal of Quality ensures the purchasing of safe and wholesome red meat and red meat products by consumers and customers at participating abattoirs, butcheries and retail red meat outlets. The SEAL OF QUALITY strives to support the Namibian red meat industry and the purpose of their logo is to stimulate trust in the products sold at Namibian outlets.”

Dr Boshoff de Witt went on to say that since the launch of the SEAL OF QUALITY in November 2012 few Namibian companies have joined this voluntary project. “Only Hartlief, Food Lovers Market in Windhoek and at the coast, Biltong and Bites as well as Farmers Meat Market have thus far received the SEAL OF QUALITY. We want to encourage shoppers and even red meat distributors to come and talk to us this Friday in Maerua Mall about this programme and the many benefits for all.”

The pressure of the world’s increasing population and the need to raise living standards have resulted in the production of quality meat becoming an important issue. In Namibia consumers are demanding locally produced meat which complies with its expected quality standards. “It is meat produced from animals which are raised naturally, treated according to FAN Meat principles, is tender, tastes good and is safe and affordable. Locally produced meat also has an additional benefit as it is free from growth stimulants, animal products as supplementary feed and other harmful substances,” Dr. Boshoff de Witt added.

The Meat Board of Namibia believes that service to the industry is the key to providing a quality dining experience in Namibia. The aim to aggressively market the certification programme will ensure that the Namibian red meat industry flourishes and consumers can enjoy healthy red meat. “Wherever you see the SEAL OF QUALITY, be assured that the Meat Board of Namibia’s hygiene and quality standards are adhered to.”

Monday, 28 September 2015 10:00

The Meat Board conducted a survey

to determine the external perception of the livestock and red meat industries.
The Meat Board wishes to thank all role players in the meat industry tor their time and contributions with the filling in of forms and conducting telephone conversations with consultants who carried out the perception survey. The aim of this survey was to render better services and to give extra attention to the shortcomings.

Thursday, 23 July 2015 13:00

Stock take notice - Ear Tag Office on
03 August

The Meat Board of Namibia EAR TAG Office would like to inform all cattle producers and ear tag agents that on the 03 August 2015, Monday, the ear tag office will only open at 10:00 am due to monthly stock taking. All the other offices will be open to the public as usual.
For enquiries contact: Saraphia Kapenaina @ 061 -275 865/4/3.

Friday, 17 July 2015 16:05

Minister raises cattle brand administration fees

On recommendation of the Meat Board of Namibia the Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry raised the cattle brand administrative fees as from 15 July 2015. The announced cattle brand administration fees are as follows:
Registration of a cattle brand: N$110;
Transfer of a cattle brand: N$40;
Duplicate certificate of a cattle brand: N$70.
It will come into force on 1 September 2015.
From 1 January 2016 the cattle brand administration fees will be raised annually according to the official inflation rate. The increase in cattle brand administration fees was necessary to cover the rising costs of the administration of cattle brands in Namibia.

Friday, 17 July 2015 16:03

Minister raises classification levy for classification services of The Meat Board

On recommendation of the Meat Board of Namibia the Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry announced an increase in classification levies as from 15 July 2015.
The announced classification levy for the classification of a beef carcass is 0,4% of the value of the carcass;
a sheep or goat carcass: 0,7% of the value of the sheep or goat carcass;
and a pig carcass: 0,4% of the value of the pig carcass.
Should the Meat Board be unable to establish the value of the carcass with certainty the announced standard value will be used to establish the levy. This levy will be payable on a 50% basis by the producer and the abattoir. The increased levy was jointly negotiated with the affected parties in an effort to implement classification services on a costs-recoverable basis and will come into force on 1 September 2015.

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