Food Safety Summit South Africa 2022

Once again, we are planning this food safety event to tie in with the celebrations of World Food Safety Day on 07 June 2022 supporting the global agenda of food safety. The event will address the latest topics and challenges that are in the spotlight for the industry. We have surveyed previous attendees, and the industry, to determine the most relevant topics that need to be addressed to help us achieve our food safety goals. We will be collaborating input from leading sector-specific experts from across the globe and key stakeholders in the local industry, to bring you the best of global knowledge and local insights.

The Food Safety Summit is a joint effort and Anelich Consulting and Food Focus are proud to partner again for the third time to bring you this event. We look forward to inviting you on this journey with us.

Provisional Programme  (subject to change)

Theme:  “Local is lekker” but we are part of the global village, so we will hear from our international colleagues too!

DAY 1 - 7 June 2022

08h45 - Introduction and official opening
  Session 1 - Food Safety Hazards

Food and water safety in South Africa – what do we really know?

Pesticide residues in food: Minimizing risk to consumers   

Water quality as a food safety issue in SA

Dr Juno Thomas: NICD, South Africa

Rupert Anelich: UPL Ltd, SA

Dr Anthony Turton: Environmental Advisor, UFS, SA

Q&A Session All Speakers

Tea Break


  Session 2 – Food Safety Testing and Auditing
Salmonella in Low Moisture Foods Prof Lucia Anelich: Anelich Consulting, SA
Panel: Product testing trends in South Africa Food Consulting Services Labs, Merieux NutriSciences Labs; Microchem Labs, SGS Labs, SMT Labs
Panel: Food safety auditing and certification – what are the issues? BSI, Bureau Veritas, CPG, IMS, Intertek, NSF, SGS


  Session 3 – Hot Topics
Harnessing big data and digital transformation for food safety in the food industry Dr John Donaghy: Nestle, Switzerland
Cybersecurity in the food space – is this cause for concern? Carel Krogh: Cyber Risk Expert
Integrated food safety for plant-based proteins Dr Yanyan Huang: ADM (Global Director of QC/Lab Operations), USA
Plant-based foods and drinks: Microbiological safety and spoilage Dr Marjon Wells-Bennik:  NIZO (Principal Scientist Food Safety), Netherlands
Q&A Session
Panel: Product recalls in South Africa National Consumer Commission; RCL Foods; Woolworths; Pick n Pay; Food Lover’s Market
Panel: Food fraud in South Africa FACTS (Hesrie Steyn); Agribiz (Wandile Sihlobo); Gendel Food Safety (Dr Steven Gendel); FoodChain ID (Karin Everstine)


DAY 2 - 8 June 2022

09h00 - Welcome back and recap
  Session 4 - Food Safety Legislation
Legal update in SA and recent case studies Janusz Luterek & Isabella Mazzone:
Hahn & Hahn, SA
Panel: Shifting sands – New and revised regulations and
standards in SA; new developments in Africa and at AU level:
How do these affect SA?
DALRRD (Billy Makhafola); NRCS (Maphuti Kutu); more TBC.
Food defence - Extortion and sabotage as a lens of enquiry Prof Louise Manning: LJM Associates, UK
Q&A Session


  Session 5 – Sustainability
Is sustainability driving change in food safety management?
(Short presentations from four different businesses)

Dr Alejandro Amezquita, Unilever

Lindsay Hopkins, SA Harvest

Johnathan Sutton, Westfalia

Samantha Skyring, Oryx Salt

Packaging : A Journey into Sustainability Don MacFarlane: Woolworths
Q&A Session  
Panel: Retailer sustainability Pick n Pay; Food Lover’s Market; Spar; Woolworths


  Session 6 – Food Safety Culture
Society, social media and culture:
implications for consumer food safety
Prof Ellen Evans:
Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales
A Food Safety State of Mind Corne van Straaten, Ocean Basket
Q&A Session  
Panel: Food Safety Culture Central University of Technology, Coca Cola, In2Foods, Kerry, Rhodes Food Group


More Information
Date: 07 June 2022 to 08 June 2022
City: Online
Venue: Online