SAAFoST Northern Branch Meeting

Dear SAAFoST Members,

Dr Harris Steinman will be in town next week and has kindly agreed, at very short notice, to address the Northern Branch on a very topical and controversial subject that has been making the headlines recently. The title of his talk is:

What is species determination? A focus on cross-contamination and adulteration

Dr Steinman is the Director of Food & Allergy Consulting & Testing Services (FACTS) which conducts species determination and allergen analysis. He serves on the Food Legislation Advisory Group (FLAG) of the Department of Health and is a Professional Member of SAAFoST.

Attendance of the presentation is free of charge, please book right away.


Monday, 20 May 2013


Dept of Food Science, Old Agriculture Building, University of Pretoria
Parking at Food Science: may be limited, enter the campus via University Rd and use the parkade
Directions: See directions below.
Gautrain: Hatfield station is within 10 minutes walking distance of the Food Science Dept


15:45 for 16:00: Arrival
16:00 -17:00: Welcome, presentation, questions
17:00 and onwards: Coffee and Tea


No charge but booking is essential please - see procedure below.


Please book ASAP through Irene Burke - but by end of working day, Friday 17 May at the latest.

By e-mail:
By Fax: 086 698 4784 or
By Telephone: 012- 349 2788

Kindly provide the following information:

Name(s) of all attendees:
Number of people for tea:


Directions from Johannesburg / OR Tambo International Airport
Take the R21 towards Pretoria. Take the N1 North towards Polokwane until you reach the Lynnwood Road off-ramp. Follow Lynnwood Road left (west), passing several traffic lights. At the second set of traffic lights after Jan Shoba Street (previously Duncan Street) you will find UP's main entrance on your right. Loftus Versfeld rugby stadium is 600 metres past the UP entrance. If you miss the entrance, pass the stadium and use the circle at the church to turn around if necessary.
Please note that parking at Food Science, the Old Agriculture Building, will be limited. Best make use of the campus parkade by entering the campus from University Road.

To get there, pass the main entrance to the University (on your right) and turn right at the next traffic light. The University Street entrance is ahead on the right.