Provisional Programme: WEDNESDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2019

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*Provisional Programme – Subject to Change

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07:30 – 15:00 Registration

Venue: OR Tambo Foyer

08:00 – 10:00 Plenary Session 3

Plenary Venue: OR Tambo 2 (OR Tambo 2 Sponsored by NRF)

Session Chairpersons:  Tricia Fitchet & Naushad Emmambux

08:00 – 08:40 Traditional African Food Technologies:  Solutions to 21st Century Africa’s Challenges

Prof John Taylor

University of Pretoria, South Africa

08:40 – 09:20 Consumer driven quality, protecting brands through consumer satisfaction: A practical philosophy for small and medium sized producers

Dr Chris Findlay

Compusense, Canada

09:20 – 10:00 Nanotechnology for the food industry: Current status and future direction

Prof Suprekas S Ray

CSIR, South Africa

10:00 – 10:40 Tea / Coffee Break and Poster Viewing– OR Tambo 1 and OR Tambo Foyer

(Tea/Coffee Break sponsored by Compusense Inc)

10:40 – 12:00 Session 13: Cereal Science & Technology / Fats & Oils

Venue:  OR Tambo 2 (OR Tambo 2 Sponsored by NRF)

Session Chairpersons:  Vusi Mshayisa TBC

Session 14: Nutrition Society of SA

Venue: Heathrow (Heathrow sponsored by Clover SA)

Session Chairperson:  Bianca van der Westhuizen

Session 15: Dairy Science & Technology

Venue: King Shaka International (King Shaka International sponsored by Savannah)

Session Chairperson: Christine Leighton

Session 16: Meat Science & Technology

Venue: Cape Town International (Cape Town International sponsored by Compusense Inc)

Session Chairperson:  Arno Hugo

10:40 – 11:00 Whole grain and high fibre breads with optimized textural quality

Dr Martin Noort

Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, Netherlands

Optimum nutrition: a nutritionist’s view of the role of food scientists and food technologists

Chantell Witten

North West University, South Africa

(On behalf of Carol Browne, Independent Consultant)

Dairy industry sustainability: What we do at farm level

Dr Heinz Meissner

Milk SA, South Africa

Food Safety Crisis Mitigation Strategies: An Industry perspective

Najib Salim

RCL Foods, South Africa

11:00 – 11:20 Linking current advances in nutritional research to food product development:  decreasing energy density and increasing nutrient density of foods

Prof Naushad Emmambux

University of Pretoria, South Africa

Dairy quality testing trends in Europe

Bernard J. de Villiers

bioMérieux South Africa

101 – How South African consumers perceive attributes of chicken meat during assessment of the safety of chicken meat

Wendy Katiyo

University of Pretoria, South Africa

11:20 – 11:40 160 – Effects of bioprocessing on texture of high fibre snack products

Markus Nikinmaa

VTT, Finland

The role of African vegetables and fruits as functional foods and their health benefits

Dharini Sivakumar

Tshwane University of Technology

Sustainable diets: The role of dairy

Prof Friede Wenhold

87 – Verification of the South African pork classification system

Rita Myburg

University of the Free State, South Africa

11:40 – 12:00 Indigenous wheat fried batter innovation: Fat reduction with fibre

Oluwatoyin Oladayo Onipe

University of Venda, South Africa

Nutrient profiling: a tool for healthier food products

Mariaan Wicks

North-West University, South Africa

Food safety and quality compliance in the dairy industry: A shared responsibility

Jompie Burger

Dairy Standard Agency, South Africa

226 – What do South African consumers want to see on red meat labels?

Hester Vermeulen

University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break / Poster Viewing – OR Tambo 1 and OR Tambo Foyer

(Lunch Break sponsored by South African Meat Processors Association – SAMPA)

13:00 – 14:20 Closing: Plenary Session 4

Plenary Venue:  OR Tambo 2 (OR Tambo 2 Sponsored by NRF)

Session Chairpersons:  John Taylor & Afam Jideani

13:00 – 13:40 Will the microbes have the last word?

Prof Pieter Gouws

Centre for Food Safety, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

13:40 – 14:20 Food challenges in the 21st century

Mr David Watson

Sunspray, South Africa

14:20 – 15:00 Closing and Awards

Mr David Watson & Dr Lucia Anelich

15:00 – 15:30 Tea/Coffee Break – OR Tambo 1