SAAFoST, The First Fifty Years - a history of the South African Association for Food Science and Technology was published in limited edition in 2010, the year in which the Association celebrated its 50th Anniversary. It was compiled by Honorary Life Member, Dr Bernard Cole who very ably and diligently researched the SAAFoST archives and associated magazines and publications for the necessary information, documents and photographs.

In order to be able to add more SAAFoST information and photographs to the book and to avoid printing costs, the text of the above publication has been prepared for the SAAFoST website by Past President (2001-2003), Honorary Life Member and SAAFoST Archivist, Mr Ron Timm. Work is still in progress but a near-final draft is freely available below for perusal, proof-reading and correcting, by Members and friends alike. Please send any comments and corrections but also photographs, articles and documents of historical interest to the SAAFoST Secretariat at: info@saafost.org.za and mark them for the attention of OJF.

SAAFoST, The First Fifty Years

1. Contents View
2. Acknowledgements View
3. In the Beginning View
4. Logo View
5. Early Members View
6. Mission Statement View
7. Code of Conduct View
8. Honorary Life Members View
9. Presidents and CVs View
10. Presidential Reports View
11. Council Members View
12. Honours & Awards View
13. Secretariat View
14. Staff View
15. Biennial Congresses View
16. Symposia & Courses View
17. Birthdays View
18. Branch Lectures View
19. Education View
20. Journals and SA J Fd Sc & Nut View
21. Membership View
22. Food Advisory Consumer Service - FACS View
23. Legislation View
24. Snippets View
25. Members Handbook View
26. Website View
27. Shields View
28. Constitution View
29. International Affiliations View
30. 50th Birthday Celebration View
31. IUFoST 2010 World Congress View
32. Members as at end 2010 View
33. References View

Dr Bernard Cole, Honorary Life Member, presenting Rosemary Maguire, SAAFoST President (2007-2010) with a copy of, "SAAFoST, The First Fifty Years". This was done during the SAAFoST Congress Banquet at the Nederburg Wine Estate, Paarl on 25 August 2010.