Joining Hands to enable Food Safety in Africa
Joining Hands to enable Food Safety in Africa
Dear colleagues, dear friends,
On behalf of the National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) in collaboration with the Joint Food and Agricultural Organization International Agency for Nuclear energy FAO/IAEA Centre for Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, the IAEA Technical Cooperation Department, and the Africa Food Safety Network, we are delighted to invite all stakeholders from food control authorities, governmental and commercial laboratories, industry, academia and representatives of national and international agencies, to attend the 2nd Africa Food Safety Workshop (AFSW 2022).
This workshop will bring together experts within the regulatory food safety space, specifically food testing laboratories and quality infrastructure institutions, food manufacturers, researchers in academia, governmental and non-governmental food control programmes.
Your participation will provide your organisation with an opportunity to engage with influential scientists and regulators from across the globe and key role players from Africa and the international community. Presentations and discussions will encompass: advances in analytical testing, measurement, SPS and conformity standards, One Health, capacity building, sustainable skilling and recognition of capabilities through proficiency testing and accreditation; risk analysis; food monitoring and surveillance programmes; food safety education, the private sector and stakeholder awareness.
I, therefore, believe that this workshop will be another successful convocation of leading authorities in their various Food Safety disciplines and that by joining hands, and reconnecting we will continue the important task of enabling food safety in Africa.
NMISA, as your host, together with the Joint Food and Agricultural Organization International Agency for Nuclear energy FAO/IAEA Centre for Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, will do our very best to make sure that your time spent at this workshop is pleasant and fruitful, both socially and scientifically. We are looking forward to meeting you again in person in June 2022, at Emperor’s Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa.
With Best Regards,
CEO: National Metrology Institute of South Africa
Why This Event
In 2022, the National Metrology Institute of South Africa, will be hosting the second Africa Food Safety Workshop in collaboration with the FAO-IAEA Joint Technical Centre, the IAEA Technical Cooperation Department and the Africa Food Safety Network, to promote standards, reliable methods of analysis and inter-institutional cooperation for better public health and trade
Representatives from national, regional and international institutions in the chemistry and microbiological field and prominent industry experts, academia, and regulators will be attending the workshop. Participation in the Africa Food Safety Workshop will allow your organisation to engage with influential scientists across the globe and key role players from Africa and the international community
We are anticipating over 250 participants from:
- Food testing laboratories (analysts and managers)
- Quality infrastructure institutions including Accreditation, Standards, Scientific and Legal Metrology institutes
- Industry (food manufacturers/distributors)
- International and non-governmental organizations
- Professional associations
- Interested general public and civil society
The Workshop will also provide a dedicated exhibition for Food Safety instrumentation, equipment suppliers and other industry-related service providers
About the Event
The workshop will take place in the form of lectures, posters and interactive panel discussions covering the following topics:
- Advances in screening and confirmatory analysis applied to food safety testing for: pesticides, mycotoxins, veterinary drug residues, heavy metals, marine biotoxins, phycotoxins, persistent organic pollutants, microplastics and radionuclides
- Foodborne microbial hazards: zoonoses, One Health and antimicrobial resistance
- Food fraud
- Scientific capacity building and recognition of capabilities: Measurement standards; proficiency testing and accreditation; sustainable skilling
- Risk Analysis: Assessment: management and communication
- Sanitary and Phytosanitary requirements within the AfCFTA
- Food monitoring and surveillance programmes; Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) /Maximum levels (MLs)
- Food Borne illnesses/outbreaks: Notification, responses and epidemiology
- Food safety education, the private sector and stakeholder awareness
27 June -1 July 2022, Emperor’s Palace Convention Centre, Johannesburg
Welcome to the Food Safety Event of the Year!
The purpose of the event is to enhance networking among food safety stakeholders in Africa; to facilitate the sharing of analytical knowledge and transfer of developed technologies related to a range of food hazards, and to encourage continent-wide discussions on how to best improve national/regional food safety control systems to safeguard consumers and facilitate trade. This event will also explore through diverse discussion panels, how to best align laboratories to address challenges of setting food safety standards for both trade and public health; fitting food safety control systems into the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA) arrangements and reducing trade rejections.
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- Online card payment
- EFT (Electronic funds transfer)
- Direct EFT Deposits
Workshop Registration Includes
- Access to all Workshop sessions, poster and exhibition area
- Networking cocktail event (Monday 27 June)
- Gala dinner (Wednesday 29 June)
- Workshop pack including name badge, pocket program and other collateral
- Coffee breaks and lunch on the registered days
*All prices are in ZAR only
Full Workshop : R8 000
Monday – Tuesday : R3 600
Wednesday – Friday : R4 500
Full Workshop : R5 000
Full Workshop : R6 000
Monday – Tuesday : R3 600
Wednesday – Friday : R4 500
IAEA registration R5000 (Excl VAT)
Speakers and Abstracts
Abstracts for posters and oral presentations are welcomed for the workshop topics listed above.
Abstract submission deadline is 31 May 2022.
Only registered participants with accepted oral/ poster presentations will appear in the programme.
A selection of papers presented at the workshop will be considered for publication in a peer-reviewed Journal (Special Issue for Food Safety in Africa).
The papers will be selected by the AFSW 2022 Workshop Committee in agreement with the Journal Editorial Board. In all cases, it is mandatory that the papers will be expanded versions of what was presented at the Workshop. The selection process will be done at the end of the Workshop and authors will be contacted and asked about their willingness to expand and submit the presented research results. Then, all the articles will have to be submitted for publication in the Journal and will be subjected to the usual review process of the Journal itself.
Please email completed abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org
By submitting your abstract, you agree to the following:
That the Workshop committee has the right to submit your abstract for peer review.
No correspondence will be entered into in the case of non-acceptance.
The abstract may be published in electronic format on the Workshop website.
The Africa Food Safety Workshop Abstract Review committee:
- Dr Courage Saba – Ghana
- Dr Daniel O. Apeh – Nigeria
- Dr Gerald Monga – Zambia
- Ms Bertha Jackson – Zimbabwe
- Dr Justine Jolly – Uganda
- Ms Doreen Kenangwa – Kenya
- Dr Mounira Azouz – Algeria
- Prof Chibundu N. Ezekiel – Nigeria
- Dr Angelique Botha – South Africa
- Dr Caitlin Swiegelaar – South Africa
- Dr Dennis Mkhize – South Africa
- Dr Nontete Nhlapo – South Africa
- Dr Laura Quinn – South Africa
- Ms Des Prevoo-Franzsen – South Africa
- Ms Mare Linsky – South Africa
Dr. Chris Muyunda
Chairman: Governing Council of the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) Non-State Actors Coalition (CNC), Zambia
Mr Mufumbiro Hakim Baligeya
Chairperson: CODEX Coordinating Committee for Africa. Principal Standards Officer, Uganda National Bureau of Standards, Uganda
Dr. James Sasanya
International Atomic Energy Agency (Jnt. FAO/IAEA Div. of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture), Austria
Dr. Holly Erdely
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Centre for Veterinary Medicine (US FDA CVM), USA
Dr. Maria Fernandes-Whaley
National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA), South Africa
Ms Margaret Lwenje Lungu
Pan African Quality Infrastructure (PAQI) Secretariat, Advisor Quality Infrastructure/TBT, Kenya
Fazila K. Shakir
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Director, Regulatory Cooperation and Partnerships Staff, U.S.A.
Consultant –Retired U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Current position: Consultant with USDA on pesticide and biopesticides, U.S.A
Prof Limbikani Matumba
Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi, Current position: Consultant with USDA on pesticide and biopesticides, Malawi
West African Pesticide Registration Committee (WAPRC) Official, West Africa
There are various sponsorship opportunities available to suit your budget.
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The AFSW2022 offers a unique opportunity for your company to showcase its products to a very targeted international audience comprised of experts in the field of food safety. The AFSW 2022 Organising Committee is delighted to offer exhibition space for the duration of the meeting at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg South Africa.
Your exhibition package will include:
- 1 x exhibition booth (3x2m)
- fascia board for branding
- 1 x coffee table and 2 x chairs
- 1 brochure rack and standard power connection
Daily tea/coffee breaks will be offered inside the exhibition hall and Exhibitors will have the opportunity to network with attendees during lunch and social events.
- Set up: 26 June 2022
- Exhibition Dates: 27 June – 01 July 2022
- Location: Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Emperor’s Palace Convention Centre and Hotels
64 Jones Rd, O.R. Tambo, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1627
The Emperors Palace Conference Centre is the embodiment of the perfect event venue. No matter how large or small the event, Emperors Palace events excel in the three essential ingredients of successful conferences and entertaining – superb cuisine, impeccable service, and an elegant atmosphere. The talented team at the Conference Centre works tirelessly to ensure that your event is a success, and that guests feel the personal touch that epitomises our events. The Centre offers free wifi, ample security, professional support staff and comfortable meeting rooms with temperature control.
Safety and Security
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Map and directions
The workshop will take place at Emperor’s Palace, and a special rate has been secured for workshop attendees at the Peermont Metcourt Hotel (3 Star) and the DÓreale Grande Hotel (5 Star).
The negotiated rates are based on a “bed and breakfast” basis and are as follows:
Peermont Metcourt Hotel 3*
- Single room rate is R 1 210.00
- Sharing room rate is R 1 375.00
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D’Oreale Grande Hotel 5*
- Single rate is R 2 220.00
- Sharing rooms rate is R 2 420.00
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There are alternative accommodation options in close proximity to the venue. However, transport between these accommodation venues will however not be provided, and should you decide to stay at alternative venue transport arrangements and costs will be for your own account.
Emperors Palace is conveniently situated next to O.R. Tambo International Airport.
Catch their complimentary shuttle hourly between 07h00 – 18h00 (Mon – Sun) from the 5-star D’oreale Grande Hotel to O.R. Tambo International Airport.
All COVID protocols apply, please wear a mask.
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If a private transfer is required, please email their Transport Desk at email@example.com for a booking and confirmation.
The Gautrain rapid rail network comprises a link between Pretoria and Johannesburg as well as O.R. Tambo International Airport and Sandton. Gautrain busses operate weekdays on route directly to Emperors Palace.
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