WEBINAR | The Food Industry & Nutrition – Practical Proposals vs Impractical Ideological Idiocy

By Food Focus on 23 April 2021


The recording of the webinar that took place on 28 April will run every Wednesday for the whole month of May.  Register below for a day that suits you.

We have spent millions of rands on food safety programmes in the last 20 years but yet so few people die of foodborne illness in South Africa. Diabetes and hypertension however are all linked to food but get far less attention. We talk to Nigel Sunley about his views on what the food industry can and should be doing in this regard.

Nigel has a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Leeds and an MSc in Food Science from the University of Natal. He spent 32 years in the food industry with both South African and multinational food companies, mainly in R&D but also in manufacturing & manufacturing support functions. He then started his own business, Sunley Consulting, in 2007, based in Johannesburg but conducting consultancy work both in South Africa and in many other parts of the world and specialising in the commercial food science/nutrition interface and the regulatory management of food.

Nigel is a past president of SAAFoST and chaired the organising committee for the 15th World Congress of Food Science & Technology in 2010. He was a member of the Global Governing Council of the International Union of Food Science & Technology (IUFoST) from 2010-2014. He was elected as a member of the International Academy of Food Science & Technology, a by-invitation grouping of approximately 200 of the world’s leading food science & technology professionals, in 2014 and also currently chairs the joint liaison committee for food science and nutrition in South Africa on behalf of the ISC (International Scientific Council).