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Ph: +27 31 368 8000
Fax: +27 31 368 6623

Physical Address:

ILSI SA Secretariat
c/o Turners
37 Victoria Embankment

Postal Address:

ILSI SA Secretariat
PO Box 1935
South Africa


About ILSI
ILSI is a nonprofit, worldwide organization whose mission is to improve public health and well-being.  It achieves this mission by fostering collaboration among experts from academia, government, and industry on conducting, gathering, summarizing, and disseminating science. Its activities focus primarily on nutrition and health promotion; food safety; risk assessment; and the environment.

ILSI was incorporated in 1978 to improve anticipation and response to scientific uncertainty. It was envisioned as an international body; one that would foster collaboration among industries and regulatory agencies to help ensure the safety and well-being of the public. Prominent researchers from industry and academia were to jointly lead the organization, guiding its work to generate data, harmonize the use of science, and encourage scientific dialogue.
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News from Africa

The ILSI - Unversity of Ghana Food Safety and Nutrition Training Centre newsletter provides updates on food safety issues throughout the continent.

The latest edition is available here (Dec 2015)

ILSI-​UGL FSNTC Newsletter



Wha's new at ILSI South Africa!

Congratulations to Dr. Janetta Harbron

​Congratulations to Dr Janetta Harbron, University of Cape Town, South Africa, who received the Malaspina International Scholar Travel Award for 2016, for ILSI South Africa.

The prize, named after ILSI's founder Dr Alex Malaspina, recognizes scholars from around the globe. Dr Harbron was recognized for her outstanding work as Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town’s Division of Human Nutrition, Department of Human Biology.
From left to right are Dr Lucia Anelich, Executive and Scientific Director ILSI South Africa; Dr Alex Malaspina, founder of ILSI and after whom the award is named; Dr Janetta Harbron, Malaspina Awardee from ILSI South Africa; Ms Sibongile Chiumya, Chair of the ILSI South Africa Board of Trustees.

 FAO - ILSI South Africa Training Workshop A Success

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ILSI South Africa's Executive Director Lucia Anelich discusses the importance of regional food safety on Namibian televsion. The spot was part of media coverage of the highly successful joint FAO - ILSI South Africa hands-on workshop on microbiological risk assessment.

View the clip: Namibian Broadcasting Corporation
Read the FAO news release on the workshop: FAO News