Items of Interest
Dear Members,

Following are nine items that may be of interest to you:

BIO Africa Convention 2018
Biotechnology is having a profound influence on food security, healthcare, regulations.
Dates and venue: 27 - 29 August 2018. International Convention Centre, Durban

Food & Drink Technology Africa - a trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry.
Get a broad overview of the industry with a comprehensive range of products, visit the SAAFoST stand (H5.M08), look out for the Speakers' Corner presentation programmes and, in order to attend it all free of charge, pre-register here:
Dates and venue: 4-6 September 2018. Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg

The Second Yoghurt Summit
An in-depth look at the realities and challenges of feeding the school-going child.
Dates & venue: 4 September, 2018. Johannesburg

The ADSA-NSSA, Nutrition Congress 2018
Nutrition: past, present, future
Dates & venue: 5 - 7 September, 2018. Misty Hills, Johannesburg

Insect Mass Rearing Workshop
A solution perhaps to ending world hunger? Includes practical sessions and field trips.
Twelve experts will present lectures on a wide-range of topics.
Dates and venue: 10 - 14 September, 2018. Stellenbosch University
E-mail: or call 021 808 9600 for a registration link.

The Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC)
Inaugural meeting of the AOAC Sub-Sahara Africa Section
Theme: Improving the Quality of Testing to assure Food Safety, Public Health and Trade
Dates and venue:: 5 - 7 November 2018. Farm Inn, Pretoria

The European Federation of Food Science (EFFoST)
The 32nd EFFoST International Conference:
Developing Innovative Food Structures & Functionalities through Processes and Reformulation.
A first meeting of: "Young EFFoST".
Dates and venue: 6 - 8 November 2018. Nantes, France

EUBCE 2019
27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
The promotion of renewable energy through bio-based activities.
Dates and venue: 27 - 30 May 2019. Lisbon, Portugal

Publication - the 2018 Global Update on Nutritional Labelling
A EUFIC publication with input on South Africa by SAAFoST. Electronic copies available @ 265.
See here:


SAAFoST Secretariat