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Media statement DOH: Source of Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa

By Food Focus on 04 March 2018

Official media release from the DOH names the source of the present listeriosis outbreak as the Enterprise food-production facility in Polokwane. Additionally, preliminary results show that several ready-to-eat processed meat products from the Enterprise facility located in Germi

Listeria - don't relax now, the challenge is not over

By Bridget Day on 04 March 2018

We may have discovered the source of the ST6 outbreak strain of Listeria - but the issue remains - food facilities need to up their game and address the risks in their facilities, because they are under the spotlight.

How to keep Listeria out of your Refrigerator

By Bridget Day on 04 March 2018

You think you may have had products in your fridge which may have been be contaminated with listeria? So now what should you do? Here are some tips.

Industry Guideline on Control of Listeria Monocytogenes for the South African Dairy Industry

By Food Focus on 28 February 2018

This document has been prepared to assist roleplayers in the South African dairy industry to proactively implement measures based on a pathogen control equation programme that is considered essential in the process of Listeria safe dairy production.

Meet Annelie Coetzee

By Food Focus on 28 February 2018

Welcome to the first of our articles on WHO makes compliance work in the food industry.I am privileged to call our first guest a very dear friend, having known and worked with Annelie Coetzee for over 20 years.

NICD situation update on listeriosis outbreak, South Africa 27 Feb

By Food Focus on 28 February 2018

A total of 945 cases have been reported since 1 January 2017, with 30 additional cases recorded since the last update (20 February 2018) and a total of 176 deaths. The NICD has issued guidance to particularly high risk foods which should be avoided.

Your TACCP and VACCP tool kit

By Linda Jackson on 26 February 2018

We all know that VACCP and TACCP are part of the new requirements you need to comply with... just in case you needed a refresher, here is a list of tools and useful websites that you can refer to.

NICD situation update on listeriosis outbreak, South Africa 20 Feb

By Bridget Day on 21 February 2018

With cooperation from all the provinces, the NICD is able to provide us with outcome data on over 67% of reported listeriosis cases. As of 20 Feb 2018, there are 915 laboratory-confirmed cases of which 172 (28%) have resulted in death.

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,

Keeping Listeria out of your production facility

By Rika Le Roux Kemp on 15 February 2018

With the Listeriosis break out being a world record in terms of numbers reported, we as food professionals need to proactive. Ready to eat foods have been named as a high risk, but we should all be doing whatever we can to ensure we manage the risks in all facilities, to the bes

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