SAAFoST Northern Branch
Food Labelling - comparisons and front-of-pack
Tuesday 31 January 2017

Dear Members,

What better way to start the year than with a front and back, double presentation, on everyone's favourite subject, labelling - and just when you were thinking that you would never master the subject.

Take some time off to hear presentations from these two experts from Merieux NutriSciences:

1.Petra Muller: has a BSc (Hons) degree in Nutrition and Food Science and an MSc in Nutrition. She is a labelling consultant and research analyst, serves on the Northern Branch Committee and was a SAAFoST Academic Achievement Award winner in 2011.
2.Mutsa Rwasoka: is a Batchelor of Technology (Hons) graduate in Food Science and Technology from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Zimbabwe. She is a food labelling consultant and trainer who stays abreast of legislative developments and conducts label reviews and provides regulatory advice.

How else could you possible spend a more useful and worthwhile hour of your valuable professional time?
There will be some time for discussion and networking - full details follow below. Book your place as soon as possible in the limited time available in this fleeting first month of the year - looking forward to meeting you there.
With 2017 best wishes for a successful and rewarding year of food science professionalism.

Kind regards,

Denise Metcalfe
Chair: SAAFoST Northern Branch (2015-2017)
SAAFoST Website: www.saafost.org.za
Consumer Website: www.foodfacts.org.za
Congress 2017 Website: www.saafost2017.org.za
NPO 013-075

Date: Tuesday 31 January 2017

Venue: 3M, Woodmead (Directions below)

Programme:

16:40 for 17:00: Registration
17:00 - 17:10 Welcome & Announcements
17:10 - 17:35: Petra Muller: Food Labelling Requirements in South Africa and the EU - a comparison
17:35 - 18:00: Mutsa Rwasoka: An Overview of Front-of-Pack Labelling
18:00 - 18:15: Questions, Discussion & Thanks
18:15 - 19:00: Tea, Coffee, Sandwiches & Closure

Cost: (with VAT) R60-00. Tea, Coffee & Sandwiches

Deadline for bookings: end of business, Friday 28 January, 2017

Booking: SharonB@turnerssecretariat.co.za

Cancellations: If you cannot make it, please cancel by 12:00 Friday 28 January. Or, preferably, send someone in your place.

Directions: (with VAT) R60-00. Tea, Coffee & Sandwiches

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