Spinning plates: navigating new food label requirements in South Africa
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Jenny Pienaar and Nicole Haworth of Adams & Adams discuss the potential implications of South Africa's divisive R3337 food labelling bill in an exclusive podcast

In the second episode of a two-part podcast series, Adams & Adams partner Jenny Pienaar and senior associate Nicole Haworth analyse South Africa's controversial R3337 food labelling bill, which is set to significantly shake up the way global food producers do business.

Speaking with Managing IP's Tom Baker, Jenny and Nicole delve into the tumultuous history of the bill, which has been met with vociferous opposition by several interest groups. They further discuss the main aims of the bill in its current form, and the implications it would have on branding and food packaging in South Africa.

Jenny and Nicole then examine the potential societal impact of the bill, particularly the effect it may have on consumer prices, before considering how South Africa's continental and international trade partners would need to adapt to the new legislation.

Finally, the guests weigh up the likelihood that this divisive bill will be passed in its current form.

About Adams & Adams

Adams & Adams is an internationally recognised and leading African law firm that specialises in providing intellectual property, corporate and commercial services.

The firm is firmly rooted in Africa – with a tenacious belief in the economic growth potential and spirit of the continent. The head office in Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa, provides the perfect gateway through which its partners, supported by some 700 professionals and staff, render a broad range of legal services to clients in Africa and the rest of the world.

Through its associate offices and long-established networks, the firm serves a global client base throughout the African continent in matters of intellectual property, commercial law, property and litigation.

In 2021, experts from Adams & Adams co-produced a popular three-part podcast series on the IP enforcement of pharma in Africa.

You can find all the Managing IP podcasts here.

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