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27 September 2019. Spotted in a SPAR Supermarket: Chicken from Brazil, Poland and Denmark in clear violation of South African labelling regulations.

The importer, Merlog Foods, is a member of the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of South Africa. Members of the public have reported alleged incidents of illegally processed and packaged chicken in other SPAR stores. We are currently investigating these incidents. 

Food safety is a public health issue and chicken dumping is a national crisis. This is the chicken that’s costing South Africa thousands of jobs. 

In the news

  • This article was written by Roy Cokayne and first appeared on Moneyweb. 30 September 2019.Imports of cement into South Africa increased by 293% year-on-year in July – and are 17.5%...
  • This article first appeared in the Southern Post. 1 September 2019.Nampo has a reputation for attracting interesting visitors, and none more so than advocates against chicken dumping at this year's...
  • Landbou Radio interviews Dr Ivan Meyer, the Minister for Agriculture in the Western Cape, Izaak Breitenbach, the General Manager of the South African Poultry Association, as well as Clive Tiger,...
  • FairPlay's Lionel Adendorf appears on OFM to discuss rampant chicken imports into South Africa, and the EU's approach to South Africa's poultry industry.Listen to the recording here. Please note that...
  • FairPlay founder Francois Baird appears on Before Dawn, the Agriculture Show on OFM, to discuss South Africa’s chicken dumping crisis.Listen to the recording here. Please note that this interview is...

Poultry Imports

We monitor South Africa’s poultry import statistics on a monthly and annual basis. Since 2010, SA’s poultry industry lost 73% of its per capita growth to imports, costing the country thousands of jobs.

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556 877 tonnes
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478 447 tonnes
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Watch as South Africa’s chicken dumping crisis is explained in 60 seconds by FairPlay founder Francois Baird on CNBC Africa.

FairPlay founder Francois Baird destroys the false claims made by chicken importers, who are jeopardising the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of small-scale farmers and subsistence farmers in South Africa.

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FairPlay founder Francois Baird explains why import tariffs do not affect the retail price of chicken. Watch the clip to find out why.

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Watch as The South African National Consumer Union sells out SA Consumers. Why is the South African National Consumer Union defending Brazilian chicken when they should be defending South African consumers?


Chicken Industry

Stop Chicken Dumping. The campaign was set in motion in October 2016 to unite the efforts of all affected parties who are suffering under the strain caused by the predatory trade practice of dumping of chicken in the South African market. Read More

Sugar Industry

Sweet New Vision. The South African sugar industry is under threat. A vital, strategic and labour intensive South African industry that should be expanding and creating more jobs is instead shrinking and putting people out of work. Read More


Zero-rated Chicken. The review of the zero-rated items is an opportunity to do much more than only mitigate the VAT impact on low-income households. By taking a broader view, the zero-rated items can also achieve economic growth objectives. Read More

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