A critical step in the safe handling of chilled and frozen foods is defrosting.


Experts worldwide agree that this process is essential to preserve the quality and safety of foods.
The updated hygiene regulations in South Africa, R638 of 2018, now devotes an entire page to the proper handling procedures for defrosting with many new prescriptive requirements.

Practically, this is a challenging step to manage.  Doing the right things, the right way
is critical for food safety. That is why you need to hear from the experts in the field.


This time, PHT’s passion for hygiene and food safety will team up with global expertise in defrosting processes for the food processing industry. From food service to large scale manufacturing, PHT will provide all the information and solutions you need to effectively manage defrosting.


Join us for this three hour virtual masterclass to learn everything you need to know about defrosting, cleaning and disinfection from the best Europe has to offer. From the most recent research in the field, both overseas and local, to practical case studies – we have a jam-packed programme just for you.

Please note this is an in-depth technical workshop where you will learn about defrosting, cleaning and disinfection in the food industry. All sectors of the food industry from food service to manufacturing are urged to attend.


DATE: 1 October 2020

TIME: 10h00-13h00

VENUE: The event is held virtually, so you can join us from the comfort of your own home or office.

COST: R595 per delegate excluding VAT


  • Josef Messmer, PHT Germany
  • Elna Buys, University of Pretoria
  • Jens Wittig, Schröter Technology Germany 
  • Mathieu Deschamps, Sairem France 
  • Lindiwe Mmatladi, PHT South Africa
  • Linda Jackson, Food Focus


Anyone in the food industry with a responsibility and interest in defrosting, cleaning, disinfection and food safety - production supervisors, quality control, maintenance technicians, process engineers, product developers, consultants, food safety auditors, decision-makers, and more.