The Labelling & Advertising of Food

SAAFoST one-day labelling workshop at the Durban University of Technology
Dieticians note: 8 CEU's available

Dear SAAFoST Members,

Good news for KZN Members is that the SAAFoST Labelling and Advertising of Food Workshop is going to be repeated in Durban.

It is good news also for those Members in other parts of the country who missed the Northern and Cape Branch events as it is one last opportunity to register for this very popular event presented by some of SAAFoST's most knowledgeable and experienced subject specialists and food professionals.

Note that ADSA has allocated eight CEU's for this workshop. Dieticians who register for this event, as well as those who attended either of the previous two SAAFoST labelling workshops, may apply to Irene Burke, contact details below, for their attendance certificates and must please provide their full names and registration numbers.

Details of the Workshop programme follow for your perusal and beneath that, you will find registration guidelines and directions to the Hotel and Catering Conference Room on the Ritson Rd Campus of the Durban University of Technology.

Please keep this e-mail or print it out as it contains a provisional programme and all the information that you need to register as a Labelling and Advertising of Food Workshop delegate plus directions to the venue.

A big thank you is due once again to the Custodian Member co-hosts and the sponsors below for their assistance in making the labelling workshops as affordable as they have been and also to the Members who have so enthusiastically supported these events in the other centres.

With best wishes and kind regards,

Owen Frisby
SAAFoST Executive Director

Workshop Co-Hosts And Sponsors

The FoodBev-SETA - co-hosts on four occasions to date this year and providers of twenty four post graduate food science and technology bursaries via SAAFoST in 2011! Tel: 011 253 7300. Website:

Hahn & Hahn - Lawyers who are Engineers too - with a penchant for food science and engineering. Specialising in CPA, FCD, APS and Intellectual Property. Tel: 012 3420563. E-mail: Website:

The Food Safety Network - providers of credible food safety support service to the food industry and consumer via a one-stop on-line directory. Tel: 071 263 2963. E-Mail: Website:

Pro-Cert Southern Africa - certification and training experts, in association with David Brackston, Technical Director of the BRC, are hosting two seminars, in Johannesburg (26 July) and Paarl (28 July), dealing with the significant revised requirements of The Global Standard for Food Safety, Issue 6, that will be published in July 2011. For more information on the seminars, see the notice at the end of this e-mail.

One- Day, Labelling And Advertising Of Food: Workshop Programme
(Note that this programme is identical to those presented in Pretoria and Cape Town)

Part 1: The Labelling and Advertising of Food (R146)
Facilitated by Jane Badham and Nigel Sunley

The aim of the workshop is to take the delegates through the new regulations, referring to the regulations and guideline documents, highlighting the implications for the food industry.

The agenda for the workshop is:

The why, what & where of food labelling law in South Africa
GAPS in the legislation; GMO labelling; General notes
MANDATORY requirements & VOLUNTARY information
PROHIBITED claims or information & PERMITTED claims or information
Information to be kept on file by manufacturers & retailers?
Practical application and discussion

Part 2: The Consumer Protection Act (68/2008)
Facilitated by Janusz Luterek

The session will help you understand the following:

  • Who does the Consumer Protection Act apply to and what transactions are covered;
  • Labelling and the Consumer Protection Act (in addition to R146);
  • The consumer's right to truthful information about products;
  • The consumer's right to good quality, safe products;
  • No-fault liability of manufacturer, importer, distributor, and retailer for harm caused by products; and
  • The importance of product recalls in South Africa.


Date: Thursday, 4 August 2011
Venue: Hotel and Catering Conference Room, 1st Floor, Block E, Ritson Campus, DUT.
Directions: See below
Map: Ritson Map | DUT
Programme duration and registration time:
Registration from 07:15 with tea and coffee.
Program starts at 08:20 and ends at 16:30.
Late Registration fee of R855-00, charged from: 30 July 2011

Registration Fees (include lunches and teas)

Members, paid up: R650-00 (Includes VAT) - must be received not later than 29 July.
ADSA Members: R650-00 (Includes VAT) - must be received not later than 29 July.
Non-Members, members and registrations received after 29 July: R855-00 (Includes VAT)
SAAFoST Retired members: R250-00 (Includes VAT)
Bona fide SAAFoST FS&T students - please enquire and register through your department heads.

Booking Procedure - both workshops:

  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 must 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 via e-mail.
  5. If Irene has not responded to your proof of payment within two days, you have not been registered - 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 for both workshops:

  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. Purchase Order where appropriate:
  8. Organisation Postal Address:
  9. Dieticians only: provide HPCSA Registration No:
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 Ref: your SAAFoST invoice number or attendee and company name and date of workshop: 4-8-11

CANCELLATION NOTE: If you are unable to attend, please cancel by Friday 29 July, or preferably, send someone in your place. Unfortunately, invoices issued will not be cancelled and registration fees will not be refunded to delegates who do not cancel in time or who do not arrive on the day.

Directions to the Hotel & Catering Conference Room, 1st floor, Block E, Ritson Campus, DUT.

Parking is available through gate 1, on Winterton Walk.

Directions from King Shaka Airport
From the airport, follow the N2 South signs.
Proceed for 28 km, then take the N3 East and proceed as per ii) below.

Directions from the PMB / N2 & N3 interchange
From N3 east. Take Exit 2 (Berea Rd off ramp)
Drive 1km, parallel to the N3 highway.
Turn left into Botanic gardens road.
300m further, at the traffic light, turn right into Steve Biko Road.
200m down, turn left into Ritson Road.
At the t-junction, turn right into Winterton Walk, 300m further to get to gate 1 on your right.

Directions from Umhlanga /M4
Head south on M4, take Argyle Rd. exit.
Turn right into Argyle Rd / Sandile Thusi rd. Continue for 1.7km
Turn left into Cowey Rd, and continue for 1.8km. (it becomes Edith Bernson)
Turn left into St Thomas Rd (280m), which becomes Winterton Walk.
Gate 1 is 500m further on, on your right.

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