Imani Sichalwe Acting Registrar of the Meat Board in Tanzania.
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Livestock producers are required to comply with the import and export laws and regulations, as prescribed in terms of the Dairy Act No. 8 of 2004 and the Meat Act No. 10 of 2006.
Commenting on the special operation to inspect livestock products, the Acting Registrar of the Tanzania Meat Board, Mr. Imani Sichalwe, who is also the leader of the special operation in the Southern Region, said, “It is time for traders of livestock products to have a culture of compliance with existing laws. Protecting User’s Health and Continuing Increase Government Revenue.
Mr. Sichalwe said that the special operation involves Mbeya and Songwe Regions but will be conducted nationwide and is a Joint Implementation of Responsibilities Between the Tanzania Dairy Board and the Tanzania Meat Board and called on the public to cooperate by providing information, which will identify all violators. Livestock Production Rules and Procedures.
In addition, the Chief of Operations added that in a recent inspection of Kyela District in Mbeya Region, they found the importation of milk from South Africa and Malawi against the rules, despite the presence of some meat traders, who run the operation contrary to existing rules and regulations. .
Mr. Sichalwe has appealed to all traders of livestock products to comply with the law and if anyone is caught trading in livestock products contrary to the procedure, strict legal action will be taken against the person and the government will always be vigilant.