The PPECB is a public entity, 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 Agricultural Products Standards Act, No. 119 of 1990.

Through our inspection services we ensure all products meet the minimum food safety and quality requirements of importing countries and further ensure quality is maintained through proper cold chain management until the produce reaches its destination.