SAAFoST Northern Branch Double Lecture Event

Dear SAAFoST members

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to a double lecture event focusing on Food Microbiology and Safety.

Yeast and mould incubation - the long wait in Microbiology
International speaker: Jonathan Mark Walsh (3M)
(Technical Manager for the Food Safety Department in Europe, Middle East and Africa)

If you have ever wondered about the mystery behind yeast and mould cells and why most of these organism can take up to five days to culture, join us for this exciting presentation and listen to Jonathan unlock a couple of the secrets! The presentation will include some of the latest application of yeasts and moulds in the Food Industry as well as some of the latest isolation and enumeration technologies for these organisms.

Pathogenic and commensal E. coli from irrigation water show potential in transmission of Extended Spectrum and AmpC ß-lactamases determinants to lettuce
Local speaker: Dr Patrick Njage (Post-doctoral fellow at University of Pretoria)
(IUFoST Young researcher 2014)

This topic was also featured recently in the February issue of the FST Magazine

Date:

Thursday, 31 March 2015

Venue:

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

Programme:

15:45 for 16:00: Arrival
16:00 - 17:30 Welcome, presentations, questions
17:00 Refreshments sponsored by 3M

Cost:

Free of charge.

Booking:

For catering purposes, please book through Irene Burke - not later than Friday 27 March 2015:
By e-mail: saafost.irene@telkomsa.net or
By Fax: 086 698 4784 or
By Telephone: 012- 349 2788

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