Papers/Posters presented at Congresses and Symposiums:

Invited Speakers:

Britz TJ, & Sigge, GO (2007) Impact and trends on food-borne infections. Keynote Speaker, Environmental Workshop, 2nd FIDSSA Congress, Cape Town. October 2007.

Britz TJ, Sigge GO, Ackermann A & Lotter, M (2007) Microbiological quality and safety scenarios as applied to raw and minimally processed food products. 2nd ICFMH Workshop: Food Safety in Africa. International Union of Microbiological Societies. Stellenbosch, 24-30 November 2007.

Britz TJ, Sigge, GO & Barnardt CA (2007) The potential of the UASB technology for the wine industry. WRC Information and Demonstration Day, R&R Fredericksburg, Simondium, South Africa, 13 September 2007.

Sigge GO, Britz TJ & Barnardt CA (2007) Treatment of apple and wine processing wastewaters using combined UASB technology and ozonation scenarios. WRC Information and Demonstration Day, R&R Fredericksburg, Simondium, South Africa, 13 September 2007.

Manley M (2007) NIRFlex N-500 in Africa. Büchi Session, 13th International Conference on Near Infrared
Spectroscopy, Umeå, Sweden, 17-21 June 2007.

International Conferences:

13th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy, Umeå, Sweden, 17-21 June 2007

Manley M & Joubert E (2007) Quantification of active compounds in buchu (Agathosma betulina) oil by FT-NIRS.

Manley M, Norris K & Joubert E (2007) Evaluation of high absorbance spectra collected on the Cropscan 2000B NIR analyser to predict the mangiferin content of green Cyclopia genistoides (honeybush).

Manley M, Joubert E, Williams P & Smith M (2007) Quantification of total alkaloids and mesembrine in Nature’s Prozac (Sceletium tortuosum) by FT-NIRS.

11th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion, Brisbane, Australia. 23-27 September 2007
Lamprecht C. & TJ Britz. UASB reactor start-up: evaluation of pre-treated digested sludge in terms of efficiency and granulation.

Sigge GO, Gie L-M, & Britz TJ (2007). Improving the biodegradability of grain distillery wastewater for use as UASB substrate by combinations of ozonation/enzymatic pre-treatments.

National Conferences:

19th Biennial SAAFoST International Congress, Durban, 3-5 September 2007.
Cameron M, Cawthorn D-M & Witthuhn RC. Differentiation between viable and dead probiotic microbes using PCR and DNA-intercalating dyes.

Cameron M, LD McMaster & TJ Britz. Impact of power ultrasound on a selection of dairy microbes and milk components.

Cawthorn D-M & Witthuhn RC. Detection and identification of Enterobacter sakazakii from infant formula milk and the processing environment.

Groenewald WH, Gouws PA & Witthuhn RC. Evaluation of species of Alicyclobacillus known to cause spoilage of fruit juices in South Africa.

Groenewald WH, Gouws PA & Witthuhn RC. Prevention of fruit juice spoilage by species of Alicyclobacillus
u sing a novel UV treatment.

Todorov SD, Witthuhn RC & Dicks LMT. Bacteriocin production by Lactobacillus pentosus ST712BZ isolated from Boza.

Todorov SD, van Reenen CA, Witthuhn RC & Dicks LMT. Characterization of bacteriocins produced by lactic acid bacteria, isolated from Boza, a cereal based fermented beverage from Bulgaria.

Van der Merwe DJ, Joubert E, Gelderblom WCA & Manley M. Liver metabolism of mangiferin, a major phenolic compound in honeybush tea: implications for its bioactivity.

Ackermann A, Sigge GO & Britz TJ (2007). Impact of irrigating minimally-processed foods with river water containing a high potentially-pathogenic load: A review.

Ntsame Affane AL, Sigge GO, Kidd M & Britz TJ (2007). Demonstration of kefir grains microbial stability using metabolic profiles as indicators.

Iipumbu LK, Sigge GO & Britz TJ (2007). Proximate composition of South African grown carob (Ceratonia
silliqua).

Lötter M, Sigge GO & Britz TJ (2007). Evaluation of the possible link between polluted irrigation water and microbially contaminated minimally processed foods in the Western Cape.

Workshop on UASB potential. Rupert & Rothschild Winery, Franschoek. 13 September 2007.

Britz TJ, GO Sigge & Barnardt N. The potential of the UASB technology for the wine industry. Water Research Commission Workshop on UASB and ozonation for the treatment of winery and other fruit processing effluents.

2nd ICFMH Workshop: Food Safety in Africa. International Union of Microbiological Societies. Stellenbosch, 24-30 November 2007
Britz TJ, GO Sigge, Ackermann A & M Lotter. Microbiological quality and safety scenarios as applied to raw and minimally processed food products.

CHEMRAWN XII Conference. The Role of Chemistry in Sustainable Agriculture and human Well-being in
Africa. Stellenbosch, 2-5 December 2007

Paul Williams, Marena Manley, Paul Geladi. Determining the distribution of intramuscular fat in biltong using NIR hyperspectral chemical imaging.

Britz TJ, GO Sigge, A Ackermann & M Lotter. Sustainability of irrigating food crops in areas with a high
incidence of river pollution.

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