Thriving Cold Storage and Export Meat Industry in Cape Town: Latest Developments and Updates for EU Trade

In the ever-evolving world of international trade, the Cold Storage and Export Meat industry plays a crucial role in ensuring the safe and efficient distribution of high-quality meat products. As an EU Approved Cold Storage Facility located in Cape Town and proudly owned by the Botswana Meat Commission, we are delighted to bring you the latest news and updates on the industry’s progress, specifically concerning meat exports to the European Union (EU).

Strengthened Compliance and Quality Standards

As the EU maintains stringent regulations for imported meat products, ensuring compliance is of utmost importance. Our Cold Storage Facility in Cape Town has continuously invested in infrastructure and technology to meet the EU’s stringent requirements. This commitment includes regular maintenance of temperature-controlled storage areas, advanced monitoring systems, and efficient logistics processes. By adhering to these strict standards, we guarantee that the meat products stored in our facility are in optimal condition, meeting all EU quality benchmarks.

Expansion of Product Range

To cater to the diverse demands of the EU market, our Cold Storage Facility has expanded its product range. Beyond traditional cuts of beef, we now accommodate a broader selection of products, including poultry, game, exotic meats, such as ostrich and venison, fish, and more recently fruit and produce, such as citrus, apples, berries, to mention but a few.  This diversification allows us to meet the evolving preferences of EU consumers, thereby strengthening our position as a reliable and versatile provider of export meat & other produce.

Embracing Sustainable Practices

The EU places significant emphasis on sustainability and environmentally friendly practices. At our Cold Storage Facility, we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and operating in an ecologically responsible manner. We have implemented energy-efficient systems and adopted sustainable packaging solutions to minimize waste generation. By integrating sustainable practices into our operations, we ensure that our EU-bound meat products are not only of the highest quality but also produced with the planet’s well-being in mind.

Leveraging Technological Advancements

To enhance the efficiency and traceability of our operations, we have embraced cutting-edge technologies. By utilizing blockchain-based systems, we can provide accurate and transparent information regarding the origin, processing, and storage conditions of each meat product. This technology ensures full traceability, enabling us to meet the EU’s strict requirements for food safety and hygiene. Such transparency builds trust among EU consumers and strengthens our position as a preferred cold storage facility for meat exports.

Strengthened Trade Partnerships

To foster mutually beneficial trade partnerships, we actively engage with EU importers and stakeholders. We participate in industry events, trade fairs, and business forums, providing us with invaluable networking opportunities. These interactions allow us to understand market trends, consumer preferences, and regulatory updates firsthand, empowering us to adapt and deliver optimal services to our EU clients.


The Cold Storage and Export Meat industry in Cape Town, specifically catering to the European Union, is thriving. Our EU & HACCP Approved Cold Storage Facility, owned by the Botswana Meat Commission, is at the forefront of this progress. Through our commitment to compliance, quality, sustainability, technology, and trade partnerships, we have positioned ourselves as a trusted provider of export meat products to the EU market.

As we continue to evolve and embrace industry advancements, we remain dedicated to meeting the demands of our EU clients and ensuring the highest standards of excellence in the Cold Storage and Export Meat industry.

Table Bay Cold Storage (Pty) Ltd – Marketing Team