Items of Interest
Dear Members,

The following are items that may be of interest to you:

Training in the Globally Harmonised System (GHS) the classification and labelling of chemicals, and in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code. Organised by the Responsible Packaging Management Association of SA (RPMASA)
Date: March 2019
Venue: KZN
Website: Click here

SAAFFI Annual One-Day Workshop
Taboo or not Taboo
Date: 14 March
Venue: Midrand, Gauteng
Website: Click here

First GHI World Congress on Food Safety and Security
Achieving consensus on the science of food regulations and legislation.
Dates: 24-28 March
Venue: Leiden, The Netherlands
Website: Click here

SANS 10049
Draft SA Standard - public enquiry stage.
Industry members who wish to comment on SANS10049 should do so before 29 March via this link:

Practical Allergen Management Workshop
Have you considered the new GFSI requirements for allergen management?
Dates & venue: Cape Town: 15 - 16 May; Gauteng: 22 - 23 May
Website: Click here

Innovative Entomology
21st Biennial Congress of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa.
Dates: 8 - 11 July
Venue: Umhlanga Ridge, KZN
Website: Click here

Sharing knowledge and research in extrusion with local and international stakeholders.
Dates: 30 July - 2 August
Venue: Potchefstroom, South Africa
Website: Click here

International Congress of Dietetics (ICD) 2020
The first ICDA (International Confederation of Dietetic Associations) congress to be held in Africa will be hosted by the Association of Dietetics in SA (ADSA,
Dates: 15 - 18 September 2020
Venue: Cape Town
Website: Click here

BEWARE: SAAFoST Members are reminded once again to be on the lookout for a particular local organisation that is managing impressive looking food science related events and not refunding registration fees after last- minute cancellations.

Read the fine print very carefully before taking a chance and avoid being scammed - be safe and rather attend the 23rd Biennial SAAFoST International Congress and Exhibition near OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg from 1 - 4 September 2019 (


SAAFoST Secretariat