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Tiger Brands testing confirms the presence of listeria ST6 strain in their product
Test results are conclusive: on 24 April, Tiger Brands announced to shareholders that they had received confirmation of the presence of LST6 in the samples from their Enterprise Polokwane processing facility, which had been sent for independent re-testing.
SURVEY | Listeria Prevention Measures
As we move forward from the 2018 Listeriosis Outbreak, what do YOU think is the most necessary measure that needs to be put in place to prevent similar outbreaks in the future? Give us your opinion.
Listeriosis outbreak situation report 20 April
Listeriosis | A multisectorial incident management team (IMT) has been formed to strengthen co-ordination of outbreak response and strengthen health systems -see what plans are in place.
Govt holds meat firms responsible for listeriosis outbreak - Motsoaledi
In answer to questions in Parliament about the management of the listeriosis outbreak, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Thursday that the companies which produce processed meat have the resourced labs to test products and should be held responsible for the listeriosis out
Reducing Listeria’s virulence
Now researchers from North Carolina State University have identified several compounds that may be effective in containing Listeria’s virulence — or ability to produce disease.
NICD situation update on listeriosis outbreak, South Africa 13 April
1,011 cases and 193 deaths | The number of listeriosis cases rises - breaking the thousand mark. But the epidemic curve is moving downward, a trend which we hope to see continue.
So, love me or hate me, but I do like sushi. I do realise that this is a potentially hazardous food so what does a food safety person look for during sushi preparation?
Pork industry in listeriosis crisis
The listeriosis crisis has plunged the country’s pork industry into an overnight crisis, with producer prices having fallen as much as 40%, resulting in millions of rands in losses for pig farmers.
Sasol employees eat at cafeteria – end up in hospital
SECUNDA – More than a dozen Sasol employees have been admitted to hospital for suspected food poisoning on Tuesday, 27 March.
What we can, and must, learn from listeria crisis
It is critical that we look beyond the factory floor processes and ask ourselves and our various government departments critical questions. The answers could determine whether another outbreak can be prevented says Kholofelo Maponya
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