Items of Interest
Dear Members,

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

IUFoST Call for Nominations
The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) is accepting nominations for the 2019 Lifetime Achievement and Young Researcher Excellence Awards. Direct all queries and applications to


Symposium on Gluten Free Cereal Products and Beverages
Providing a science platform to present the latest gluten-free research and to discuss relevant structure-function relationships.

Date: 26 - 28 June
Venue: Leuven, Belgium

Expressions of Interest for Beneficiation of the SA Food Data System (SAFOODS)
Closing date: 12 July

SASDT Symposium
Cultivating a sustainability culture in the dairy industry.

Dates: 16 July (Gauteng); 18 July (Western Cape)
Venue: Premier Hotel, OR Tambo; Hotel Verde, Cape Town International Airport

Sharing knowledge and research in extrusion with local and international stakeholders. Two CPD points can be earned.

Dates: 30 July - 2 August
Venue: Potchefstroom, South Africa

Public lecture
Speaker Dr Herbert L. Meiselman, internationally-acclaimed expert in sensory and consumer research, product development and food service.

Date: 7 August, 17:00
Venue: University of Pretoria (New Future Africa Research Facility, Hatfield Campus)
Bookings, more detail: Dr Gerrie du Rand:, Call 012 420 3547 or cell 084 454 0212

BIO Africa Convention 2019
Building confidence in biotechnology's potential in Africa.

Date: 26 - 28 August
Venue: Durban, KZN

African Potato Association meeting
Leveraging potato and sweet potato contribution to sustainable, nutritious food systems.

Date: 25 - 29 August
Venue: Kigali, Rwanda

Vol.8 nš1 of the International Journal of Food Studies (IJFS)
A journal of the ISEKI Food Association, this international, peer-reviewed open-access journal provides a rapid forum for the dissemination of original research articles as well as review articles in the field of food related with education, research and industry.

Website: Free access is granted on


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