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Listeria monocytogenes Guidance on Environmental Monitoring and Corrective Actions in At-risk Foods

By Food Focus on 15 February 2018

The intent of this guidance document is to provide information to food manufacturers producing at-risk foods to help them design a Listeria Environmental Monitoring Program (LEMP), which will in turn verify the efficacy of the relevant prerequisite programs (such as sanitation,

NICD situation update on listeriosis outbreak, South Africa 14 Feb

By Bridget Day on 14 February 2018

With cooperation from all the provinces, the NICD is able to provide us with outcome data on over 68% of reported listeriosis cases. As of 14 Feb 2018, there are 872 laboratory-confirmed cases of which 164 (27%) have resulted in death.

Food grade lubricants – an unlikely source of listeria

By Linda Jackson on 13 February 2018

Listeria is quite versatile in using different types of nutrients. In nature it grows equally well on decaying plant matter or in an animal gut. In the food factory, even food grade lubricants can allow the survival and even growth of microorganisms, including Listeria.

Sanitary Design of Food Equipment

By Quality Assurance & Food Safety Mag on 12 February 2018

Have you ever asked yourself: How do I clean this equipment? How did this equipment get here? Does my boss know how much time it takes to clean and sanitize this equipment properly? Do engineers understand the food safety risk?

NICD situation update on listeriosis outbreak, South Africa 6 Feb

By Food Focus on 06 February 2018

The outbreak continues, with 32 additional cases recorded since the last update (25 Jan). Outcome data is now available for 42% (355/852) of cases, of which 30% (107/355) died. The source of the outbreak is still not known.

Biocides in Cleaning and Disinfection

By Food Focus on 05 February 2018

This guidance from The Chilled Food Association focuses on the responsible and effective use of biocides in cleaning and disinfection especially of food equipment and other food contact surfaces. Cleaning and disinfection is carried out primarily to control pathogens.

Practical Considerations in the Management of Listeria Edition 1

By Food Focus on 05 February 2018

This guidance from the Chilled Food Association provides pointers for the practical management of Listeria monocytogenes, both in its prevention of entry to a factory and in dealing with its establishment, thereby minimising risk to the consumer and to your business.

NICD Situation Report on Listeriosis Outbreak, South Africa (25 Jan)

By Food Focus on 25 January 2018

53 additional cases of listeriosis recorded since 17 January 2018 - yet the source of the outbreak is still not known. EHPs are systematically inspecting and sampling of meat & poultry production, processing, and packaging facilities.

Listeria information for parents, teachers & preschools

By Linda Jackson on 22 January 2018

With back to school in full swing and the listeriosis outbreak still continuing, there is a lot of misinformation out there that can spread panic. So here is some practical information to help parents, teachers and preschools.

Sanitation in food processing environments - Listeria

By Prof Pieter Gouws on 21 January 2018

Sanitation is a duel process that consists of cleaning protocols, followed by disinfection. During the cleaning process detergents are used to remove all physical matter and organic compounds, this ensures optimal, unhindered disinfection.

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