The Red Meat Industry Forum (RMIF) of South Africa is an umbrella council consisting of 13 nominated members each representing the interests of the most nationally representative sector specific organizations within the Red Meat Value Chain from the primary producer to the consumer. The RMIF was established in 1994 when the Agricultural control boards were disbanded and it was formally constituted in 1997 in accordance with the provisions of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act, 1996 (Act No. 47 of 1996) as amended.
Its key purpose is to represent the Red Meat Industry, to negotiate for an enabling regulatory environment, to formulate industry policy, to facilitate compliance to legislation, to identify, appoint and monitor service providers and assist in sourcing funding to deliver on the mutually agreed essential functions to maintain a viable Red Meat Industry.
The RMIF affairs are managed by a Management Committee of 4 members nominated by the RMIF Council and it conducts its affairs according to its constitution.