Food Safety Seminar

Our next branch event for 2011 will take the form of a half-day food safety seminar. We are fortunate to have two eminent international speakers in Durban who have agreed to make time to address the KZN Branch while in Durban for a RPMASA conference and food safety training. They have put together a fascinating program for us that looks both diverse and practical in content.

They are Dr Herman Koeter, Managing Director of The Orange House Partnership, who held senior positions with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) from 2003 - 2008; and Dr Iona Pratt, a consulting toxicologist and risk assessor, having retired from a senior post with the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

We are pleased to be collaborating with the FoodBev SETA who have kindly sponsored the cost of the venue and refreshments for this meeting.


Wednesday, 9 March 2011


12h30 - 16h30


Blue Waters Hotel, Marine Parade, Durban


12h30 - 13h00
13h00 - 13h45
Dr Iona Pratt: "Risk assessment of food colours"
13h45 - 14h30
Working on a case: methyl mercury in fish. (Dr Herman Koeter)
14h30 - 15h00
Break for tea/coffee/snacks
15h00 - 15h45
Dr Herman Koeter: "Risk assessment of GMOs"
15h45 - 16h30
Working on a case: aspartame (Dr Iona Pratt)


No cost (thanks to sponsorship of FoodBev SETA, and the speakers giving their time at no cost)


Please RSVP for catering purposes by Monday 7 March to Madelein Jansen.
By email:
(Please also advise of any special dietary needs)