SAAFoST One-day Seminar

Chemical Hazards in Food

Dear SAAFoST Members and Friends,

All food professionals are faced with the problem of hazards in food at some point or other in their working lives and being vigilant and informed is vital in addressing these ever present threats to food safety. On this occasion, and in celebration of the International Year of Chemistry, the South African Association for Food Science and Technology has invited specialists in a number of different fields to address members on chemical hazards in food, be they naturally occurring, process generated, purposefully or accidentally added or packaging, storage or environmentally related. A list of the participating presenters follows and a final programme will be circulated soon. Please carefully follow the guidelines below to reserve your place at this unique event which the Association trusts you will find interesting, informative and timely.

Regards,
OJF
Owen Frisby
SAAFoST Executive Director
Tel/fax: (012) 346 2091
http://www.saafost.org.za/
NPO 013 076

Speakers and Subject Matter

  1. Mr John Bewsey Chartered Engineer & Scientist, Trailblazer Technologies - acid mines drainage water
  2. Prof Piet Jooste Tshwane University of Technology - milk contamination by feed-borne residues
  3. Dr Willie van Niekerk Infotox - food chain radiological risk modelling
  4. Dr Lourens du Plessis Fats & Oil Research Consultant - trans fatty acids; the chemistry and the new regulations
  5. Dr Tertius Bergh Veterinary Quarantine and Public Health DAFF - veterinary residues and potential hazards in meat
  6. Ms Annebe Pretorius Plastics Federation of South Africa - plastic packaging and food, facts and fantasies
  7. Dr Herman Koeter Orange House Partnership, Belgium - methyl mercury in fish.
  8. Dr Herman Koeter Orange House Partnership - assessment of GMO hazards
  9. Prof Vanessa Steenkamp Dept Pharmacology, University of Pretoria - phytotoxins, naturally occurring hazards in plants
  10. Dr Frieda Dehrmann SAB, Divisional Food Safety team leader - hazard identification and management in beer brewing.
  11. Mr Dries Pretorius Director, Directorate Food Control, Dept.of Health - deliberate contamination, the SA experience.
Detail & Registration

Date:

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Venue:

3M South Africa, Woodmead - auditorium B, ground floor.
Address: 146a, Kelvin Drive, Woodmead
Directions: see notes below or click here for details and map.
WARNING - prepare for heavy morning traffic in this area by setting out 30 to 40 minutes earlier than usual.

Programme:

07:00 - 08:20
Coffee & Registration
08:20 Opening, Welcome, Announcements Mr Owen Frisby. SAAFoST Executive Director
08:30 - 09:00 Deliberately Added Hazards to Food - Sudan Red and Melamine Case Studies Mr Dries Pretorius. Director, Food Control: Dept of Health
09:00 - 09:30 Acid Mines Drainage Water - a Solution on the Horizon Mr John Bewsey. Trailblazer Technologies
09:30 - 10:00 Food Chain Radiological Risk Modelling Dr Willie van Niekerk. Managing Director, Infotox Pty (Ltd)
10:00 - 10:30
Tea
10:30 -11:00 Working on a Case: Methyl Mercury in Fish Dr Herman KoŽter. Managing Director, Orange House Partnership
11:00 - 11:30 The Composition of Industrially Produced (IP) and Rumen Produced (RP) trans Fatty Acids. Dr Lourens du Plessis. Research Consultant: Fats & Oils.
11:30 - 12:00 Phytotoxins: What are We Really Eating? Prof Vanessa Steenkamp. Head, Phytomedicine Unit, Department of Pharmacology, University of Pretoria
12:00 - 12:30 Minimising the Risk of Milk Contamination by Feed-borne Residues Prof Piet Jooste. Dept of Biotechnology and Food Technology, Tshwane University of Technology
12:30 - 13:00 Food Hazard Identification and Management in Beer Brewing Dr Frieda Dehrmann. Central Office QA Manager & Divisional Food Safety Team Leader, South African Breweries, Ltd
13:00 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30- 14:00 Risk Evaluation and Management of Chemical Residues in Edible Agricultural Products in South Africa Dr Tertius Bergh. Acting Director, Directorate Veterinary Quarantine and Public Health, Dept. Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
14:00 - 14:30 Facts and Fantasies Around Plastic Packaging in Contact with Food Ms Annabť Pretorius. Plastix 911 and representing the Plastics Federation of South Africa
14:30 - 15:00 Assessment of GMO Hazards Dr Herman KoŽter. Managing Director, Orange House Partnership, Belgium
15:00
Closure & Refreshments

Registration Fee:

Includes lunch and teas
R600-00 (Includes VAT) - for all payments received not later than 15 March
R850-00 (Includes VAT) - for all registrations received after Tuesday 15 March.
R250-00 (Includes VAT) - for retired members and bona fide FS&T students registering through their departments.

Booking Procedure:

  1. Kindly provide all of the information below and forward it to Irene Burke (saafost.irene@telkomsa.net).
  2. Irene will respond immediately with an invoice which must please be paid asap - see bank details below.
  3. Proof of payment to be sent to Irene at: saafost.irene@telkomsa.net or fax: 086 698 4784
  4. Registration will take place on receipt of proof of payment by Irene and will be confirmed by her.
  5. No confirmation within two days means no registration - kindly follow up.
  6. Thank you for attending carefully to this detail - it saves a lot of bank time and frustration later on!

Details Required by Irene for Registration:

  1. Names of all attendees:
  2. Name of Organisation / Company:
  3. Contact Telephone No:
  4. Contact fax number:
  5. Contact e-mail address:
  6. Organisation VAT number
  7. Organisation Postal Address:

Bank Deposit Details for when you receive your invoice:

Use only this bank account please:
Account Name: SAAFoST
Bank: ABSA Brooklyn
Account No: 920 582 0197
Branch Code: 632 005
Deposit Reference: your SAAFoST invoice number or attendee and company name and 17-3-11.

Cancellation:

If you cannot make it, please cancel by Tuesday 15 March or preferably, send someone in your place.
Registration fees will not be refunded to delegates who do not cancel or who do not arrive on the day.

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
  • 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