SAAFoST Northern Branch Lecture

Food Allergens: International and local developments, illustrated with local case reports
Presenter: Dr Harris Steinman

Dr Harris Steinman is a medical doctor with extensive clinical and research experience in the field of allergy and intolerance. He has published a number of allergen reference books; has been the Allergy Society of South Africa's (ALLSA) representative on the South African Department of Health's Food Advisory Legislative Group (FLAG) since its inception. He was an invited member of the UN Joint FAO/WHO Expert Consultation on "hidden" allergens in 1996 and in 2001 on the allergenicity of foods derived from biotechnology (GMO's). He is an advisor to the Department of Agriculture for the assessment of the allergenicity of GMO's. He is head of FACTS (Food & Allergy Consulting and Testing Services), a multidisciplinary team which includes dieticians and food scientists. The FACTS laboratory is the first in Africa to test commercial food products for reaction-causing substances.


25 February 2009 (Wednesday)


3M South Africa, Woodmead - Auditorium B, ground floor.
Address: 146a, KelvinDrive, Woodmead.
Directions: See below.


17:30 for 18:00 - Arrival and welcome
18:00 - 18:50 - Presentation and discussion.
18:50 - 19:00 - Refreshments followed by supper

Note again the change in venue and make allowances for the heavy traffic in this area.


Cost For Dinner: R60-00 per head. Full time students R30-00.
Attendance of the presentation alone is free of charge but booking is essential for access to the site.


Book with Irene Burke - but not later than Monday 23 February please. Fax: 086 698 4784 or or tel: 012 349 2788

Kindly provide the following information:

  1. Name(s) of all attendees
  2. Company
  3. Tel: Fax: E-mail
  4. Number of people for lecture only
  5. Number of people for supper

Payment Method

Cash only on the night please.


If you cannot make it, please cancel by Monday 23 February or preferably, send someone in your place.


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