The food industry has been under enormous pressure in recent months with the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. But food safety remains our priority and that’s why you need to be at the Food Safety Summit SA 2021

"Teaming up for safe food now for a healthy tomorrow"

About the Summit 2021

Our inaugural 2020 Summit focussed on all the lessons we have learned during this global pandemic. Although the pandemic is still top of mind, we do need to make sure we pay attention to the real food safety issues facing the food industry.

Our event is perfectly timed to mark the celebrations of World Food Safety Day 2021 on 07 June 2021 and thus it is fitting that we will be paying attention to the latest food safety innovations to ensure we are prepared to make safe food now for a healthy tomorrow.

The Food Safety Summit 2021 is a team effort and Anelich Consulting and Food Focus are proud to once again partner for this event. We look forward to teaming up with you too as we come together as food safety professionals.

Your safety remains our concern which is why we have opted to remain as a virtual event in 2021. This allows you the comfort of your own home or office without the hassles or costs of travel. We have ensured you have ample opportunity to connect at the event and our platform has loads of new interactive features.

Who will be speaking?

We are once again spoilt for choice when it comes to our speaker line up with top local and international experts joining us for the Food Safety Summit. We want to ensure you get the best value and hence our search for the best speakers to share valuable information that you can use to strengthen your food safety management systems.

Prof. Stephen Forsythe

Retired Professor of Microbiology at Nottingham Trent University,
Author of “The Microbiology of Safe Food”. ​

Prof. John Spink

School of Packaging, Director and Assistant Professor, Food Fraud Initiative, Michigan State University USA.

Prof. Jeff Farber

Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety, Guelph University Canada.

Prof. Lucia Anelich

Anelich Consulting

And many many more local favorites including Janusz Luterek from Hahn & Hahn, Linda Jackson – Food Focus and Professor Pieter Gouws - SUN

Our programme

We took your feedback from the 2020 Food Safety Summit very seriously and so this year our awesome jam packed schedule focusses on food safety hazards of all types with in-depth presentations on the latest trends in allergens, microbiological hazards and mycotoxins. We are not only discussing the what of this hazards but HOW to control too.

We have longer Q&A sessions after each speaker just for you!

We have sessions planned to legislation updates, retail food safety requirements and the impact of technology on food safety both now and in the future. Traceability is a hot topic as is food fraud.


You can look forward to two workshop sessions where YOU will be participating in some practical activities. We are focussing on risk assessment and food safety culture so let’s DO food safety together.

The full programme is coming soon. Book off two full days as you don’t want to miss a thing.

Who should attend?

By now you know you need to join us. If you are still not sure, you should definitely register if you are a:

  • Food safety manager/professional
  • Food scientist
  • Food technologist
  • Risk manager
  • Food science/food technology student
  • Quality control manager
  • Quality assurance manager
  • Regulator


Times are tough and that is why we have kept our costs as low as we can. You should definitely join us for both days but if you can’t – good luck choosing which of the two you should attend.

Register and pay and qualify for the extra low early bird specials.

Regular attendees

  • 1 Day - R 850.00
  • 2 Day - R 1,500.00
  • 1 Day - Foreign - $83
  • 2 Day - Foreign - $135

Student attendees

  • 1 Day - R 500.00
  • 2 Day - R 885.00
  • 1 Day - Foreign - $56
  • 2 Day - Foreign - $86

Regular attendees

  • 1 Day - R 1,070.00
  • 2 Day - R 1,875.00
  • 1 Day - Foreign - $101
  • 2 Day - Foreign - $165

Student attendees

  • 1 Day - R 630.00
  • 2 Day - R 1,000.00
  • 1 Day - Foreign - $66
  • 2 Day - Foreign - $95

If you are one of the first 100 delegates to register for both days and have a delivery address in South Africa you will qualify for a free NON VIRTUAL SURPRISE package. Hurry!

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