Defining Africa's Food Safety Future

The inaugural edition of the Africa Food Safety & Quality Summit, which was hosted virtually on July 14-16, 2021, brought together key decision makers from the food industry, Government agencies, research and academic institutions, industry associations, NGOs and development organisations to define the future of food safety, quality and compliance in Africa 

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In Brief

About the 2021 Summit

The Africa Food Safety & Quality Summit 2021 – the first edition of the African-focused international food safety, quality and compliance conference and expo took place in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Utilising the latest digital technologies, the Summit delivered more than could be imagined, bringing together more than 1300 registered delegates from more than 70 countries from Africa and beyond to discover the latest technologies, trends and practices to boost food safety and quality in Africa.

Despite being held virtually, the Summit’s digital platform enabled delegates to have live virtual meetings and to visit the virtual booths set up by sponsors of the event – ensuring that networking and discovery went on seamlessly from the comfort of the delegates’ workplaces or homes, thereby breaking physical barriers that seemed insurmountable just a year into the pandemic.

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Taking the Lead

Keynote Speakers

Two Food Industry Leaders Put Forward the Case for Safe Food in Africa

Joachim Westerveld - Executive Chairman, Bio Food Products

Kenya’s leading premium dairy producer Bio Food Products prides itself in availing nutritious and safe high value products to its customers. In this presentation, the Executive Chairman of the firm, Joachim Westerveld highlights how the company’s strategy and actions to achieve its goals, while adopting sustainable business practices.

Margaret Kibogy - Managing Director, Kenya Dairy Board

Kenya Dairy Board has a bold mission to regulate and facilitate a value driven and sustainable dairy industry in Kenya – with the agency placing food safety among its main priority areas, where the Board in 2020 invested in a new testing laboratory for milk and milk products. In this presentation, The Managing Director Margaret Kibogy shares KDB’s role and food safety mandate. 

The Summit Offered Unique Insights & Knowledge

Watch the Summit Videos


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Panel Discussion on Inculcating Food Safety Culture in Africa’s Food Businesses in Africa featuring CAROL KEROR – Country SHEQ Manager, CCBA Kenya; WALTER BRUCE OPIYO – Quality Control Manager, Golden Africa; ANDREW WANGA – Quality & Food Safety Manager, Africa, Mars Wrigley; JOHNSON KIRAGU – Regional Program Director, Partners in Food Solutions and DOREEN LUGALIA – Managing Consultant, Mantra Consulting

Africa Food Safety & Quality Summit 2021 Report

Our report highlights some of the most critical statistics on the Africa Food Safety & Quality Summit 2021, who attended the Summit and other interesting facts about this inaugural, breakthrough Summit

The Speakers in 2021

Speakers and panelists from Africa and beyond weighed in on opportunities, challenges, trends and innovations in food safety, Quality & Compliance in Africa

MARGARET KIBOGY – Managing Director, Kenya Dairy Board

JOACHIM WESTERVELD  – Executive Chairman, Bio Foods Products

CHRIS WAINAINA –  Commercial Director, Bruker East Africa

DAVID MULWA –  Regional Sales Manager, Ishida

CYPRIAN KABBIS – District Chief Executive, Eastern Africa, Bureau Veritas

CAROL KEROR – Country SHEQ Manager, CCBA Kenya

JEMI BOYE-OKIT – Global Supplier Quality Project Manager
Barry Callebaut UK

KEMA BENEDICTA ASHIBUOGWU (PMJF, NLCF) – Head, QMS – Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Directorate, NAFDAC

Wambui Mbarire – CEO, Retail Trade Association of Kenya

Matthew Ncube – Deputy Group Executive Leader & Director, Nhlupo Business Optimisation Solutions

MaryAnn Kindiki – Manager, National Codex Contact Point, KEBS

COLLINS KAMOL – EHS Manager – Quickmart Supermarkets

PAUL CHALE – Senior Advisor, Technoserve Zambia

ISAAC MUGENYA – Manager, Testing Services, KEBS, Lake Region, Kenya

SOUMEYA LOUCIF – Industry Business Manager, Strategic & Global Key Accounts Manager, Africa – bioMérieux 

DR. GEORGE OOKO ABONG’ – Senior Lecturer, University of Nairobi

ALIYU ANGARA – Registrar/CEO, Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria (IPAN)

DR. HELLEN ONYEAKA – Lecturer, Food Science, Microbiology & Chem. Engineering, University of Birmingham

MATTHIAS SCHUTZEBERG – Industry Development Manager Food & Beverage, Endress + Hauser

ANDREW EDEWA – Director, Standards and SPS Measures at TradeMark East Africa

ANDREW WANGA – Quality & Food Safety Manager, Africa, Wrigley

KHALED SHEDEED – Technical Director, Land O’Lakes International Development, Egypt

MATLOU SETATI – Executive: Food Safety – Consumer Goods Council of South Africa

WALTER BRUCE OPIYO – Quality Control Manager, Golden Africa

URS DUBENDOFER – Senior Advisor, Grain Milling, Buhler

GEORGE AKIDA – Exports Manager, Africado Tanzania

FRANK OBURE – General Manager, Packhouses, AAA Growers

WALTER RONO – Agri, Food & Trade Manager, Bureau Veritas

VERONICA IDOWU ALABA – Director, Vellamet Integrated Services

DOREEN LUGALIA – Managing Consultant, Mantra Consulting

DR. PETER KAHENYA – Lecturer, Food Science, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology

JOHNSON KIRAGU – Regional Program Director, Partners in Food Solutions

STEFANO PISANU – Managing Director, ACO Kenya & East Africa

DR. EDITH E. ALAGBE – Researcher/Lecturer, Covenant University, Nigeria

ROBERT BUCKLEY – Regional Sales Manager, AIB International

PEER HANSEN – Biochemist, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

MOLLY ABENDE – Production Manager, Burton & Bamber Co. Ltd

MATTHEW NCUBE – Director, Nhlupo Business Optimisation Solutions, South Africa

LAWRENCE ALOO  – Chief Biochemist, Food Safety & Nutrition Reference Laboratory, Kenya

RUSHABH SHAH – Business Development Director, F&S Scientific

MERCY CHATYOKA –  Business Development & Innovation Lead, Armlead

DR. VICTOR YAMO – Farming Campaigns Manager, World Animal Protection

CESARE VARALLO –  Food Lawyer & Founder FoodLawLatest.com

Jane Musindi – CEO, Society of Crop Agribusiness Advisors of Kenya (SOCAA)

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African Development Bank to back this year’s Africa Food Safety Summit

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