Welcome to ACAFP 2021

Dear Delegates

It is a pleasure to welcome all delegates to the first ACAFP Conference on Food Safety in Africa scheduled for Nov 10 – 11, 2021. The conference will be held virtually as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic and we hope that you are all able to join us using the State of the Art technology that allows us to hold this valuable food safety conference on a virtual platform.

ACAFP is an affiliate of the International Association of Food Protection (IAFP) that provides a forum for food safety professionals in industry, international organizations, government, academia, and students in food safety programs to share information and… (Read more)

With Best Regards

Joseph A. Odumeru Ph.D.
President ACAFP and Chair Conference Organizing Committee

Delegates, Presenters, Exhibitors and Sponsors

We are extremely proud to be involved in supporting the organization of the “ACAFP Food Safety Conference for Africa.” This conference has been in the planning for many years and it is now exciting to see that it will take place over the dates of November 10 and 11, 2021. The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) has encouraged conference organizers over the years and worked to bring this event to fruition. It is so exciting to see it take shape now as it has developed into a quantum event.

Participants in this event will learn from each other over the two-day program. Presenters will come from academia, industry… (Read more)

Best regards,

David W. Tharp, CAE
IAFP Executive Director

Goodwill Message

The African Union Commission is honoured to partner with the African Continental Association for Food Protection (ACAFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other partners to organize a food safety conference from 10-11 November 2021. The conference aimed to create awareness on emerging food safety matters, engagement, and collaboration among different stakeholders in Africa, will showcase the common, yet diverse, food safety challenges of Africa as a whole, as well as those between sub-regions and countries. The conference will be a great opportunity to build on the various initiatives that are ongoing and led by various institutions and stakeholders in the continent. It is to be recalled that the African Union Commission in February 2019, the FAO, WHO convened the First International Food Safety Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia… (Read more)

Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment

Welcome/Goodwill message for the ACAFP conference

Excellences, distinguished guests, delegates, colleagues, distinguished ladies and gentlemen.
On behalf of the African Continental Association for Food Protection (ACAFP), African Union Commission (AUC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), it gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to this maiden edition of the conference tagged ‘Food Safety in Africa: Past, Current and the Future’. I am absolutely confident that this virtual conference will be a great success. While Africa has been at the forefront in food production, food storage has been above her means, being dependent on the West on aid. This has been compounded by… (Read more)

PB Njobeh
Professor, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

ACAFP 2021 Goodwill Message

We congratulate ACAFP for their first conference that will be held from Nov 10-11, 2021. The event presents an opportunity for participants to deliberate on the benefits of food safety, food safety challenges in Africa and how to keep our food system safer. It will also be an opportunity for researchers and postgraduate students to share their innovative research in the area of food safety. We would like to wish the local organizing committee best wishes for a successful conference.

Prof Oluwatosin Ademola Ijabadeniyi
Food Safety Research Group
Durban University of Technology