The SAAFoST Food Safety Symposium, Stellenbosch

University of Stellenbosch, 15 September 2009.

Dear Members,

There is nothing as important to food professionals as food safety and there is no better time to catch up on safety issues of the day than, "NOW".
Have a look at the line-up below and see why you and colleagues simply have to be at this high-powered symposium. One full day of top quality information, experience, networking opportunities and University of Stellenbosch hospitality for less than R100-00 per hour - yet another opportunity for you to reap the unbeatable rewards of SAAFoST membership! Please respond quickly because space is limited.

The proceeds of this event, if any, will go towards the organising costs of the greatest international food science event of the century in SA, the IUFoST World Congress, "Food Science Solutions in an Evolving World" that SAAFoST is organising for 22 - 26 August in Cape Town next year.

On the food safety programme in Stellenbosch:

Prof Johan Hattingh: Unit for Environmental Ethics, University of Stellenbosch - on ethical considerations in food safety
David Watson: MD, Sunspray Food Ingredients - a manufacturer' view of food safety
Dr Wentzel Gelderblom: Medical Research Council of SA - unwanted and undesirable mycotoxins and fumonisin B1
Dr Gunnar Sigge: Dept Food Science, University of Stellenbosch - faecally contaminated water for irrigation
Carel Morren: Cape Forensic Laboratory - mycotoxin regulations, current and future
Delene Koekemoer: PHT-SA, Partners for Hygiene and Technology - food factory design for optimum hygiene and safety
Dr Lucia Anelich: CGCSA: Food Safety Initiative - food safety incidents - lessons learned
Adrian Kelfkens: SSI Engineers & Environmental Consultants - airborne contamination
Anza Bester: Swift Micro Laboratories - beyond HACCP
Graham Campbell: G Global Quality Management Systems - pesticides and food safety
Hilton Zunckel: Trade Law Chambers - aspects of international trade law and food safety

For the full programme click here.
Note: a Northern Branch variation of this Symposium is being held at the CSIR in Pretoria, on Friday 11 September. Click here for details.

Date and Venue:

Tuesday 15 September, 2009 - University of Stellenbosch. Dept Food Science,Lecture Hall 1002. Click here for the map.

Programme and Registration:

Registration from 07:00. Programme starts at 08:30 and ends at 15:30

Click here for the Programme.

Registration Fees:

R700-00 (Includes VAT) - per paid-up SAAFoST Member.
R950-00 (Includes VAT) - for non-members and registrations received after Friday 11 September.

Booking Procedure:

  1. Kindly provide all of the information below and forward it to Irene Burke (
  2. Irene will respond immediately with an invoice which must please be paid asap - see bank details below.
  3. Proof of payment to be sent to Irene at: or fax: 086 698 4784
  4. Registration will take place on receipt of proof of payment by Irene and will be confirmed by her.
  5. No confirmation within two days means no registration - kindly follow up.
  6. Thank you for attending carefully to this detail - it saves a lot of bank time and frustration later on!

Details Required by Irene for Registration:

  1. Names of all attendees:
  2. Name of Organisation / Company:
  3. Contact Telephone No:
  4. Contact fax number:
  5. Contact e-mail address:
  6. Organisation VAT number
  7. Organisation Postal Address:

Bank Deposit Details for when you receive your invoice:

Use only this bank account please:
Account Name: SAAFoST
Bank: ABSA Brooklyn
Account No: 920 582 0197
Branch Code: 632 005
Deposit Reference: your SAAFoST invoice number or attendee and company name and 15-9-09.