SAAFoST’s 2019 Congress exceeded all expectations – it was informative, entertaining and the best networking event for food industry professionals!

We would like to thank all stakeholders: exhibitors, sponsors, the Local Organising Committee and SAAFoST’s Secretariat, Turners, for their efforts in making this magnificent event a reality.

Thank you also to all speakers for preparing and presenting such wonderful talks – and to delegates for being a part of SAAFoST’s 2019 Biennial Congress and Exhibition.

COMPULSORY SPECIFICATION FOR PROCESSED MEAT PRODUCTS

The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS), an entity of the Department of Trade and Industry has published new regulations for processed meats, known as VC 9100.  The Compulsory Specifications will come into force on 08 October 2019 and will be enforced by the NRCS.

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SAAFoST’s new President

We are pleased to announce that SAAFoST’s new President is James McLean.

James served as the KZN Branch Chair from 2013 – 2015 and was Chair of the 2015 Congress Local Organising Committee. He continued to dedicate his time to SAAFoST as a representative of the KZN Branch on SAAFoST Council from 2016 – 2017 and contributed to SAAFoST’s Executive Committee as Treasurer and President-Elect from 2017 – 2019.

He has shown great commitment to SAAFoST, to advancing food science and technology and to developing the food industry.

Thank you, James for pledging yourself to industry and to serving SAAFoST’s members. We welcome you and share your vision for the Association.

16-20 August, 2020
Auckland, New Zealand

Established in 1965, The New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology Inc. (NZIFST) is New Zealand’s leading professional association representing people working in the food industry, or in related research and teaching, who apply science and technology to the processing, manufacture and distribution of foods.

NZIFST has been an IUFoST adhering body since 1966.

Announcement of new NBR committees

Two years of exciting branch activities have passed and you all know what that means!

SAAFoST’s Northern Branch held its biennial BGM (Biennial General Meeting) to vote in new committee members.

It is with great pleasure we announce the Northern Branch Committee: Ingrid Woodrow (Chair); Deon Gallus (Vice-Chair); Denise Metcalfe (Immediate Past Chair); Professor Naushad Emmambux (Treasurer); Silnia Badenhorst; Wendy Beneke; Lauren White; Dr. Oluwafemi Adebo; Dr. Mathoto Thaoge; Charys Barnes; Michael Jay; Nicolle Coulson; Shannen Vally; Owen Frisby (SAAFoST Executive Director); Irene Burke (SAAFoST Membership Officer) and Tsetse Baloyi (SAAFoST Communications Officer).

Announcement of new Cape Branch committees

Two years of exciting branch activities have passed and you all know what that means!

SAAFoST’s Cape Branch held its biennial BGM (Biennial General Meeting) to vote in new committee members.

It is with great pleasure we announce the Cape Branch Committee: Lisa Ronquest-Ross (Chair); Emma Phillips (Vice-chair); Melanie Naidoo (Past acting-chair); Prof. Gunnar Sigge (Ex Officio); Jennifer Ricketts; Grant Momplé; Anza Bester; Christine Vandenheede; Petri Horn; Vusi Mshayisa; Jacques van den Berg; Tricia Fitchet (Editor FST); Manzimase Sishi and Candice Sharp.

Announcement of new KZN Branch committees

Two years of exciting branch activities have passed and you all know what that means!

SAAFoST’s KZN Branch held its biennial BGM (Biennial General Meeting) to vote in new committee members.

It is with great pleasure we announce the KZN Committee: Madelein Jansen (Chair); James McLean (Immediate Past Chairman); Oluwatosin Ijabadeniyi (Vice-Chair); Storm Shanley; Jeanne Davis; Neil Wiltshire; Sindisiwe Mbense and Terri Belling.

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