Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Marler Clark

Published on 29 March 2021


The food attorneys at Marler Clark are the nation’s leading lawyers representing victims of foodborne illnesses such as E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria. Marler Clark was established in 1998 by the top food attorneys for the plaintiffs and defendants in the landmark litigation arising from the 1993 Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak. 

The firm has since represented thousands of victims of foodborne illness outbreaks across the country. The Marler Clark food attorneys focus solely on representing victims of foodborne illness outbreaks, representing victims of E. coli, Hepatitis A, Campylobacter, Listeria, norovirus, Salmonella, and Shigella outbreaks nationwide. Marler Clark has litigated against huge corporations including Cargill, Dole, Wal-Mart, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Nebraska Beef, Nestle, and Yum! Brands on behalf of clients injured in foodborne illness outbreaks traced back to the companies’ food products. 

Our food attorneys have won over $600 million dollars in settlements for our clients. Marler Clark’s attorneys travel widely to speak to environmental health and industry groups, university students, and food safety conference audiences, often on topics related to the intersection of public health and the law and preventing foodborne illness. 

The law firm advocates for safer food by working with clients to tell their stories; Bill Marler and several of the firm’s clients have testified before Congress about illnesses from unsafe food. Marler Clark publishes premier sources of online information on food safety: Food Safety News, Food Poison Journal, Real Raw Milk Facts, and the Outbreak Database.

Gold Sponsors

Microsep / Waters


Explore Waters analytical technologies and techniques to achieve compliance with food and environmental regulations, decrease operational costs, increase productivity and ensure consumer safety.

Microsep / Hygiena


Utilising advanced technologies and patented designs, Hygiena provides industry-leading ATP monitoring systems, PCR-based foodborne pathogen detection, allergen tests and environmental collection devices for the food and beverage industries.

Silver Sponsors

Mérieux NutriSciences


Mérieux NutriSciences is dedicated to protecting consumers’ health throughout the world, by delivering a wide range of test and consultancy services to the food and nutrition industries. In addition, we also serve companies in the water and environment, agrochemical, consumer goods, pharmaceutical and cosmetics sectors.

Niacet


Niacet is a leading producer of organic salts, including propionates and acetates, serving the Pharmaceutical, Food, Feed and Technical industries. With two longstanding and fully automated manufacturing sites, located in Niagara Falls, NY USA, and Tiel, The Netherlands, Niacet offers world-class quality products to a global market.

Our products fill vital needs in a broad range of applications that are essential to everyday life including food and feed preservation, specialized industrial applications, and more.

Session Sponsors

ANATECH


Anatech is a leading supplier of innovative analytical instrumentation and consumables, encompassing, Mass Spectrometry, Chromatography, Microbiology, Water Analysis, Elemental Analysis, Molecular Spectroscopy and Molecular Biology. Anatech has a dedicated team of qualified specialists offering full service, application support and training on all instruments supplied. Assuring you of our total commitment to premium products and services.

Bruker


Bruker’s Microbiology & Diagnostics division is driven by the idea to support researchers and laboratories in the rapid identification and analysis of microorganisms. The MALDI Biotyper® and IR Biotyper® team up in a seamless benchtop solution for the microbiology of the food chain, in terms of safety and quality.

Microsep / Waters


Explore Waters analytical technologies and techniques to achieve compliance with food and environmental regulations, decrease operational costs, increase productivity and ensure consumer safety.

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Kerry


Kerry Group is the world's leading Taste & Nutrition Company, serving the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.  Over one billion people around the world enjoy food and beverages containing Kerry’s taste and nutrition solutions, allowing us to make a lasting difference as we dedicate ourselves to making the world of food and beverage better for everyone.  Our Vision is to be our customers’ most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition.

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Tsebo


As a leading workplace management solutions provider across Africa Middle East, Tsebo Solutions Group offers our clients improved workplace productivity that supports their success.

Our local expertise, global standards and innovative integrated solutions enable us to be the company that supports the best companies across Africa Middle East.

We have over 50 years of experience in helping our clients navigate the region’s bewildering scale and complexity, with Africa Middle East consisting of 65 countries and spanning across six time-zones – the land area exceeds that of China, Europe, and the United States combined. It has over a thousand languages and huge diversity in income levels, resource endowment, infrastructure development, educational attainment, and business sophistication.

Tsebo’s in-depth knowledge of operating across the region is our client’s advantage.

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Bronze Sponsors

Testo


Testo South Africa is a leader in the production and distribution of measuring instruments and systems. Testo offers professional measuring solutions for nearly every application. Testo SA is your partner in food safety instrumentation: food thermometers, cooking oil testers, pH meters, data loggers, wireless data monitoring systems and SANAS accredited calibrations for temperature and humidity.

Top Products


Top Products has been a proud supplier to the starch industry since 2000. Our experience gives us an undisputed advantage over our competitors as we’re able to manufacture to client-specifications across a wide range of products. Our customers always come first, and we’re proud of our unconditional quality and customer service legacy.

Food Consulting Services


Supporting food business since 1977. We are experts in helping start-ups and small businesses going from Newbie in food safety to ready for certification. Our SANAS accredited lab can support your food safety testing requirements through accredited testing and affordable pricing. Our consultants can assist with building testing schedules, sampling, collections and problem-solving strategies.

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Astratek


Astratek Manufacturing Engineers is a Level 2 B-BBEEE contributor and was incorporated in 2019.

Our Team has a deep understanding of plant design and operations, and is well recognised in the industry for our innovative and well-engineered solutions.

We are engineers at heart, which means we value engineering excellence, professionalism, reliability and honesty.  Our team has worked together for many years in a successful South African manufacturing group where we have honed our skills in the real world and have successfully completed numerous projects within the FMCG industry.

Astratek – Innovative designs that work, expertly delivered.

SAQI


The South African Quality Institute was established in the 90’s with the sole purpose of “Promoting Quality in South Africa”.  Our Members include organizations in the Manufacturing, Service, Construction and Food & Cosmetic industries.

Our Services include:

  • Training & Development of Quality Professionals in the Fields of QC, QA & Quality Management
  • System implementation & support of various ISO Management systems related to Manufacturing, Service, Construction & Food and Cosmetic Industries.

For more information, contact us here: thev@saqi.co.za

Control Union SA


Control Union is a 100-year old family owned company with 100+ offices worldwide. In 2020 we received Royalstatus from the Dutch government. Our accreditations are recognized worldwide. In South Africa, Control Union has three offices, while our highly qualified auditors cover all regions of the country and Southern Africa, giving us the advantage to give you the best, quickest and most efficient service. 

Among many others, the main standards we offer in South Africa include Food Safety (BRC, FSSC22000), Ethical (SIZA, SMETA), Organic (EU, USDA, SAOSA), GlobalG.A.P., Medical Cannabis (CUMCS), animal welfare and the VEGAN standard. 

You can find more information on www.controlunion.com 

FSQ


International Auditing and Consulting Service Provider to the Food Industry since 2009, providing a variety of services. 

Our Services:

  • 3rd Party food safety and quality audits
  • 3rd party product quality evaluations
  • Food safety and quality training
  • Food safety and quality consultation
  • Investigations of customer complaints
  • Managing specified QA functions on behalf of clients
  • Data capturing and statistical analysis
  • Internal audits

For more information contact us here: juanita@fsq.co.za

CereusSA


CereusSA is a food solution company, established in 2015 with the primary goal of assisting all food manufacturers with various elements of food manufacturing. Our core focus is the development and implementation of food safety management systems, from the concept until the consumption. Our food science consultants can assist you with the complete technological support from farm to fork.

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NMISA


The National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) is mandated by Measurement Units and Measurement Standards Act, 2006 (Act No. 18 of 2006) and ensures that measurements performed nationally (and regionally) are accurate and internationally acceptable. This enables trade, component manufacturing, legal acceptance of measurement results for law enforcement, accurate measurement in environment and safety, and is crucial for health care. As the custodian of the national measurement units and standards, NMISA maintains and ensures the appropriate application of the international system of units (SI), and other measurement units for the country.

For more information contact us here: info@nmisa.org

Annelie Coetzee


Annelie Coetzee Consulting has a track record that speaks of excellence and offers quality management, food safety management training and auditing services to clients that range from corporate multinationals to SME’s, including universities and other tertiary educational institutions. Our formal, easy-to-understand training courses and our auditing services have improved organizational cultures over the past two decades and enabled employees to enhance their organizations’ quality and food safety performance.

Our secret for success is simple. We are passionate about quality and food safety and during interventions, convey our message clearly for top management level, production floor and/or service delivery level.

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Lucky Draw Sponsors

SMT


SMT LABS are state-of-the-art microbiological testing laboratories. We’re SANAS accredited and DALRRD approved. Our mission is to ensure that there is better quality food for all South Africans. We test today to improve tomorrow. Our core values and the pillars of our business is our focus on accuracy and ethical conduct, which is why SMT LABS uses the latest technologies and testing methods to guarantee fast yet accurate results. Our Technical Signatories are also highly trained and experienced and provide 24/7 assistance with enquiries concerning results and personal feedback. SMT LABS uses a cutting-edge LIMS system to allow for real-time online results. We also provide personal support for your next steps.

SHEQ Consulting


SHEQ Consulting is a food safety and quality management systems consulting and training firm based in Port Elizabeth. The organisation provides one-stop Consulting and training solution for the food industry mainly, Fresh Produce, Dairy, Meat Processing, Complementary Medicines, Fishing, and Feed Processing Facilities, Packaging Manufacturing, Farming and Food Distribution facilities. We provide the optimum and customized food safety, health and safety, quality and environmental consulting and training solutions:

  • FSQMS IMPLEMENTATION
  • FOOD:- FSSC 22000, BRC, SA HACCP, EU HACCP, FDA FSMA, COTSCO, GFSI, Retail Chain Store FSMS
  • ENVIRONMENTAL: ISO 14001
  • QUALITY: ISO 9001
  • HEALTH AND SAFETY: ISO 45001

SGS


Our world-leading certification and auditing services enable you to demonstrate that your products, processes, systems or services are compliant with national and international regulations and standards. Protect stakeholders, the environment and your business with certification and auditing services, as well as remote audits, from SGS.

Annelie Coetzee Consulting


Annelie Coetzee Consulting has a track record that speaks of excellence and offers quality management, food safety management training and auditing services to clients that range from corporate multinationals to SME’s, including universities and other tertiary educational institutions. Our formal, easy-to-understand training courses and our auditing services have improved organizational cultures over the past two decades and enabled employees to enhance their organizations’ quality and food safety performance.

Our secret for success is simple. We are passionate about quality and food safety and during interventions, convey our message clearly for top management level, production floor and/or service delivery level.

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SAQI


The South African Quality Institute was established in the 90’s with the sole purpose of “Promoting Quality in South Africa”.  Our Members include organizations in the Manufacturing, Service, Construction and Food & Cosmetic industries.

Our Services include:

  • Training & Development of Quality Professionals in the Fields of QC, QA & Quality Management
  • System implementation & support of various ISO Management systems related to Manufacturing, Service, Construction & Food and Cosmetic Industries.

For more information, contact us here: thev@saqi.co.za

Gift Bag Sponsors

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