Items of Interest October 2019
Dear members,

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

International Congress of Dietetics (ICD) Call for Abstracts
Registration is now open.
Date for abstract submission: 15 October 2019

Webinar on Advanced Filtration Technologies
Various extraction and concentration techniques that will lead to the valorisation of waste water.
Date: 15 October 2019

2019 Animal Feed Manufacturers Association (AFMA) Symposium
Feed additives - how to choose.

Date: 29 October 2019
Venue: Pretoria, South Africa

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Call for Brazil: Encapsulation in emulsions for active films
The Food Research Center (FoRC) offers a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Food Engineering.

Dates for application: Up to 8 November 2019

33rd EFFoST International Conference
Sustainable food systems - performing by connecting.

Date: 12-14 November 2019
Venue: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

ISEKI-Food E-Conference
Food texture and rheology.

Date: 25-26 November 2019
Venue: Vienna, Austria

AFMA Forum
Explore today for a better tomorrow.

Date: 3 - 5 March 2020
Venue: Sun City, South Africa

AGBIZ Congress 2020
Building resilient and sustainable agrifood ecosystems.

Date: 15 - 17 July 2020
Venue: Sun City, South Africa

SAAFoST Award Winners
Dreosti oral
Winner: Oluyimika Adetola, University of Pretoria
Title: Enhancing essential mineral bioaccessibility in a cereal-based diet using a food-based approach
Second Prize Award for a Congress oral paper: Neil Miller, Stellenbosch University
Title: Preparation of xanthone- and benzophenone-enriched fractions from Cyclopia genistoides as ingredients for a formulated health beverage.
Ginsburg Award
Winner: Mphokuhle Ncube, University of Pretoria
Title: Model gluten-free bread doughs made with the sorghum and maize prolamin proteins, kafirin and zein.
Second Prize Award for a Congress poster: Tumisi Molelekoa, Tshwane University of Technology.
Title: Optimization of biomass production of pigment producing filamentous fungi for use in the food industry.
SAAFoST Meritorious Award for Food Journalism 2018/2019
Printed media category: Salomé Delport for the article Kosetikette in gewone taal, available on

Information from Congress
  • IFT President Pam Coleman presented the Eleventh Ernest Newbery Memorial Lecture
  • President's Award Winner (Janusz Luterek)
  • At the close of Congress, Storm Shanley accepted the Congress Podium Banner on behalf of the KZN Branch of SAAFoST, the designated organisers of the 24th SAAFoST Congress in Durban in 2021.
  • 420 delegates registered at event
  • 95 exhibitors registered at event
  • 200 delegates at the banquet
  • 128 poster presentations
  • 90 oral presentations
  • 14 Product Theatre presentations
See new SAAFoST Branch committee member names

SAAFoST appointments
  • New President Elect (Elna Buys)
  • New Vice President (Riette de Kock)
Please be aware of the following event scams:
  • Food and other products sensory consumer research seminar
  • Lifestyle diseases conference
  • Plastic packaging and shelf life for the food and beverage industry

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