The following Professional Members of SAAFoST are available to the food industry as consultants. All are Registered Natural Scientists or are registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) or the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). All have been Professional Members of SAAFoST for at least five years and are in good standing with the Association. In order to appear on this list please contact for an application form.

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Professional Consultants

Dr. Lucia Anelich
PhD Microbiology
Expertise: Training in and implementation of food safety requirements according to a variety of standards (PRPs, HACCP, ISO 22000 etc); conducting gap analyses against food safety standards; developing microbiological criteria and microbiological specifications; microbiological risk assessments; trouble-shooting; internal food safety audits; food safety-related regulatory compliance, including Consumer Protection Act.
Tel: +27 (12) 362 5960
Mobile: +27 (82) 908 3166
Janine Barkhuysen
BSc Agric (Hons) in Food Science
Expertise: Product development and optimisation, nutritional aspects, regulatory compliance, market intelligence in the food, beverage and nutritional supplement industries
Mobile: +27 (82) 820 5890
Fax: +27 (86) 685 9411
Dr Karin Blignaut
Ph.D Food Science, Ph.D Interdisciplinary
Expertise: Research & Development, Innovative mapping, Applied Sensory and consumer / customer evaluation, Person-Product InterationTM Protocol - a wide range of Consumer testing and R&D toolbox, Modified Kano model of consumer satisfaction and competitive advantage (since 1989), Data analysis, database insight analysis and Predictive modelling, Project management using Generalized Quality Function Deployment (QFD), Sales based comparisons of products through our home bakery - Cake n Bake Lady, Training, Writing programmed instruction e-books and e-manuals.
Tel: +27 (12) 653 6666
Fax: +27 (12) 653 6666
Mobile: +27 (82) 557 8951
Nicola Brook
B.Sc (with distinction)
Expertise: Nicola Brook is the Director of Foodpath aiming to offer a "Pathway to Safe Food". Offering training, consulting, auditing in all aspects of hygiene, food safety, HACCP, food fraud, food microbiology and supplier quality assurance.
Fax: +27 (11) 704 3869
Mobile: +27 (74) 143 4540
Dr Mathilda Mostert (Precision Oil Laboratories)
PhD Food Science
Expertise: Consultation for and analysis of fat and oil stability and composition including but not limited to peroxide value, free fatty acid value, Saponification Value, fatty acid profile.
Tel: +27 (15) 307 7280
Fax: +27 (15) 307 7290
Andrew Murray
BSc (Chem Eng) Pr Eng
Expertise: Hygienic Design and energy management for all sectors of the food industry. Training. Feasibility studies. Project management.
Tel: +27 (28) 312 3064
Fax: +27 (86) 648 3131
Mobile: +27 (82) 459 1984
Dr HA Steinman (FACTS - Food & Allergy Consulting & Testing Services)
MBChB; D Ch SA; D Av Med.
Expertise: Detection and quantification of traces of contaminant allergens in food products. Assistance with the development of an allergen pre-requisite programme as part of HACCP. Food labelling consultation. Editorial development, consumer talks, labelling, allergen, nutrition and health workshops; substantiation of possible nutrition claims.
Tel: +27 (21) 551 2993
Fax: +27 (21) 551 2807
Nigel Sunley (Sunley Consulting)
BSc (Hons) Chemistry, MSc Food Science
Expertise: Product development, nutritional enhancement of foods, technical troubleshooting, process development and efficiency investigations, regulatory compliance, management and communication of scientific issues related to food & nutrition, technical training, project management.
Tel: +27 (11) 467 3108
Mobile: +27 (82) 453 3125
Dr Robert Young
Ph.D Food Science and Technology
Process consultation (food manufacturing, water & waste management), process troubleshooting & efficiency investigations using LEAN Manufacturing principles, product development & opportunity assessment from concept to market, project management, regulatory compliance aligned with HACCP / FSSC 22000 standards (SGF beverage auditor for Africa)
Tel: +27 (12) 653 1134
Fax: +27 (86) 535 7556
Mobile: +27 (83) 382 0265