SAAFoST Northern Branch Lecture

Mycotoxins in food: is it something that we should worry about or is it an academic self-serving over reaction?
Speaker: Professor Mike Dutton: Food, Environment & Health Research Group, University of Johannesburg

Everybody in food production is aware of the dangers of fungal infection and resultant mycotoxin contamination of agricultural and food commodities. Much of what we know about mycotoxins comes from academic investigations and research and this somehow has to be translated into practical, commercial action in reducing potential health risks. The question is: what are the important principles, information and actions that are derived from laboratory work that can be practically applied in the field and what can be ignored? This presentation will address the current situation with respect to mycotoxin contamination of foodstuffs and what the role is of the academic in this.

Date

Tuesday 25 May 2010

Venue

3M South Africa, Woodmead - auditorium B, ground floor.
Address: 146a, Kelvin Drive, Woodmead
Directions: see below

Programme

17:30 for 18:00: - Arrival & Drinks
18:00 to 19:00: - Welcome, Presentation, Questions
19:00 onwards: - Refreshments and Dinner

WARNING - prepare for the usual heavy afternoon traffic in this area by setting out 30 minutes earlier

Cost

R60 per person for dinner. Full time students R30-00.
Attendance of lecture only is free but booking is essential.

Booking

Please book through Andrea Pieterse - not later than Friday 21 May.
By e-mail: office@pht-sa.co.za or Tel: 012 654 7957 or Fax: 086 628 9800.

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:
  7. Number of people for dinner and lecture:
Indicate whether any vegetarians are staying for dinner.

Payment method:

Cash only, on the night please.

Cancellation:

If you cannot make it, please cancel by Friday 21 May or, preferably, send someone your place. Anyone who registers for supper and does not attend will regrettably have to be invoiced.

Directions:

From Johannesburg International Airport

  • Take R24 highway to Johannesburg
  • At Gilloolys interchange take N3 to Pretoria
  • Take N1 North - keep left
  • Take the Woodmead offramp
  • Turn right - you will cross over highway into Woodmead Drive (Makro and Pro-Shop on your right-hand side)
  • Turn left at first set of traffic lights into Woodlands Drive
  • At the bottom of Woodlands Drive turn left into Kelvin Drive
  • 3M South Africa is the first building in Kelvin Drive on your left-hand side
From Sandton (Katherine Street)

  • Follow Katherine Street towards Wendywood
  • Katherine Street becomes Bowling Avenue as you cross over South Road
  • Turn right at the intersection of Bowling Avenue and Kelvin Drive
  • 3M South Africa is at the corner of Woodlands Drive and Kelvin Drive. The entrance is in Kelvin Drive.
From Sandton (Rivonia Road)

  • Follow Rivonia Road, heading towards the Concrete Highway
  • Turn right into Kelvin Drive (Just after Fordsdicks BMW, at the Pavilion Shopping Centre)
  • Pass MorningGlen Shopping Centre, cross over Bowling Avenue.
  • 3M South Africa is at the corner of Woodlands Drive and Kelvin Drive. The entrance is in Kelvin Drive.
From Pretoria

  • From Pretoria, take the N1 South
  • At the N1/M1 split (after the Allandale Road offramp) take the M1 towards Johannesburg
  • Take the Woodmead offramp
  • Turn right - you will cross over highway into Woodmead Drive (Makro and Pro-Shop on your right-hand side)
  • Turn left at first set of traffic lights into Woodlands Drive
  • At the bottom of Woodlands Drive turn left into Kelvin Drive
  • 3M South Africa is the first building in Kelvin Drive on your left-hand side