SAAFoST Northern Branch: Student Day 2010!


Exciting new food products developed by:

SA's Future Food Technologists from University of Johannesburg (UJ) & Tshwane University of Technology (TUT).

UP Food Science research show-case:

Post-graduate students from the University of Pretoria (UP) Food Science will share their research insights and findings

Hosted by:

Department of Biotechnology and Food Technology, Tshwane University of Technology


Wednesday 20 October 2010


TUT, Pretoria West Campus, Theunis Bester Hall (Click here to see map)


11:00-12:00 - Registration and light lunch
12:00-12:15 - Introduction of three research themes by post-doctoral and senior post-graduate students from the University of Pretoria
12:15 - 13:15 - Introduction to new products by UJ and TUT students
13:15 - 14:30 - New Product and Research Poster Exhibition
14:30 - 15:00 - Awards Presentation and Closing

From UJ - 16 new innovative products
These products include some innovative and exciting frozen delights such as sorghum beer ice-cream, par-baked, frozen maize bread and healthy ices (orange water ice and frozen yogurt ice), as well as other products for the health conscious individual with all the correct adjectives: "whole-wheat" tortilla chips, "low fat, low sugar, high fibre" scones, "fortified" bran cereal, "gluten-free" pies. There are also however products for pure indulgence, such as zest biscuits, chocolate centred cup cakes, fried avocado balls and flavoured beef ribs. Some interesting new beverages include an alcoholic ice tea and a drinkable oatmeal, and in the "instant" market, examples are powdered yoghurt and pre-gelatinised, fermented porridge.

From TUT - 10 new innovative products
The theme for this year is : "Staying in is the new going out". Students developed a variety of exciting new products to aid consumers in rediscovering cooking and entertainment at home. Products include blue cheese with carob and orange rind, butternut pastry mix, creamy alcoholic loquat drink, rice and soy milk frozen desert and many more.


R50 per person for lunch. Full time students R25-00
Attendance of exhibit only is free but booking is essential.


Please book through Charmain Briel - not later than Monday 18 October
Book by e-mail: or
Tel: (012) 382 6240

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