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Hello dear readers and thank you for grabbing the February | March 2023 edition of the AGRIFOODSA Magazine.

As AFSA Mag enters its 5th year of publication and in a media landscape vastly changed even in just the last decade, the opportunities to present and enrich the agriculture and food industries are boundless. With our expanding platforms, we aim to be a vital resource for everyone in the trades, from leaders to those new to it.

Speaking of leaders of their trade, the cover featured advertiser for this issue is The Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB). PPECB is an independent service provider of quality certification and cold chain management services for producers and exporters of perishable food products. Established in 1926, the PPECB has delivered valuable services to the perishable products industry for over 90 years by enhancing the credibility of the South African export certificate and supporting the export competitiveness of South Africa’s perishable product industries. As a national public entity, the PPECB is constituted and mandated in terms of the Perishable Products Export Control Act (PPEC Act), No 9, of 1983 to perform cold chain services.

The PPECB also delivers inspection and food safety services assigned by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) under the APS Act, No.119 of 1990. The presence of the PPECB in the export industry is furthermore enhanced by its recognition as an approved third country under the European Commission Regulation 543 of 2011. This agreement recognises the South African inspection systems as equivalent to that of the EU inspection bodies and therefore ensures less frequent checks at the port of import into the EU. To find out more about their products and services, check out page 64 or go to

Apart from the magazine, be sure to have a look at our offerings on the AGRIFOODSA.INFO website, our bi-monthly newsletter and find us on all major social media platforms.

In closing, we’d like to thank all of our loyal and new customers for their support of AGRIFOODSA, and a special mention to the lovely people of Cape Town for warmly welcoming our marketing team to the Mother City during their recent roadshow.

Warmest regards,
Chantell Schmahl