SAAFoST Executive Breakfast Lecture: Nanotechnology

Dear SAAFoST Members,

You are invited to attend the second SAAFoST Executive Breakfast lecture of 2012.

It will be held on 3rd October at the Department of Food Science, University of Pretoria and will feature a, "Molecular Inspired Breakfast" which will be prepared by the University's Food and Nutrition Division of the Department of Consumer Science.
Please register immediately if you are interested as time is very limited!

Executive Breakfasts bring food science and the food business together. In the spotlight this time, will be an emerging and novel technology which has been described as, "disruptive", because of the fundamental changes and potentially tremendous advances it can initiate through its impact on many aspects of food business, including food processing, food security, preservation, flavours and improved nutrition. Tens of billions of US Dollars have been invested worldwide in nanotechnology but toxicity and risk evaluation challenges abound - this presentation will address these and explore ways forward for nanotechnology across a shifting regulatory landscape.

The guest speaker on this occasion will be Dr Richard Canady. He is the Director of the Center for Risk Science Innovation and Application of the International Life Sciences Institute Research Foundation which fosters collaborative research in sustainable product development and risk management. Dr Canady is a leading expert in regulatory risk assessment and has been a senior policy advisor to the Office of the Commissioner of the US FDA and the Office of Science and Technology Policy of the White House.

SAAFoST is very grateful to ILSI South Africa for making Rick Canady available, at very short notice, to address members. Please make use of this opportunity to update your understanding of nanotechnology and it's steady advance and invite your forward-looking senior business colleagues to do the same - it is the perfect occasion to introduce them to SAAFoST, THE association for food science and technology professionals in South Africa. Full details on the registration procedure, cost and venue follow.

With kind regards,

Owen Frisby
SAAFoST Executive Director
Tel/fax: (012) 346 2091

SAAFoST Executive Breakfast Lecture:

There is "Nano Inside" - whether you realise it or not.

Interactions between regulatory definitions and the market.

Speaker: Dr Richard Canady

Director, Center for Risk Science Innovation and Application, ILSI Research Foundation


Wednesday 3 October 2012


Dept of Food Science, Old Agriculture Building, University of Pretoria
Parking at Venue: may be limited, enter via University Rd and use the parkade
Gautrain: Hatfield station is within 10 minutes walking distance of the Food Science Dept


06:30 to 07:00Arrival, registration, coffee
07:00 to 08:15Breakfast
08:15 to 09:10Presentation, discussion, closure


R120-00 (includes VAT) per person for a "Molecular Inspired Breakfast"
Full time students R80-00
Attendance of the lecture only is free but booking is essential for seating purposes.


Please book ASAP through Irene Burke - but by end of working day, Friday 28 Sept at the latest.
By e-mail:

By Fax: 086 698 4784 or
By Telephone: 012- 349 2788

Kindly provide the following information:

  1. Name(s) of all attendees
  2. Company
  3. Tel:
  4. Fax:
  5. E-mail
  6. Number of people for lecture only:
Indicate whether vegetarian fare is required.

Payment method:

Cash only, on the morning please.


If you cannot make it, please cancel by Friday 28 September or, preferably, send someone in your place.
Anyone who registers for breakfast and does not attend will regrettably have to be invoiced.