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Food safety: are the sniff test, the five-second rule and rare burgers safe?
There are many rules in food safety lore, some that have a basis in fact, and some that are purely grounded in convenience. But it’s important to look at the evidence to see which category common rules fall under.
NICD situation update on listeriosis outbreak, South Africa 14 May
1 033 laboratory confirmed cases have been reported from 01 January 2017 to 10 May 2018, and there have been 204 deaths. The number of reported cases has decreased since the implicated products were recalled on 04 March 2018
Testing food safety with passion
Meet Daisy and Ayanda - the dynamic duo from MLS Laboratory Services. Find out what makes them tick, and why they are so passionate about micro testing!
Listeriosis outbreak situation report 7 May
The Incident Management Team has been busy with factory visits, ongoing surveillance & investigation of cases, motivations to obtain additional funding - and will continue with factory visits and training activities for EHPs this week (7-11 May).
R962 Duties of a Food Handler - Hand Hygiene
INFOGRAPHIC | Is hand-washing really so important? R962 thinks so - and it clearly states when a Food Handler should wash his or her hands.
Listeria Prevention Presentation Pack
View the listeria presentations and videos from our recent Listeria workshops - courtesy of all the amazing food industry professionals who gave of their time and expertise to support the industry in this crisis!
LISTERIA FEATURE - Service Provider Solutions
We know that Listeria prevention and control is high on your action list right now - so we have compiled a mini-directory of local service providers who have solutions specifically tailored to support you in the fight against listeria. View the feature now.
Industry response to Listeriosis outbreak: clean, clean, clean!
One of the primary reactions to the current Listeriosis outbreak has been to clean, clean, clean... and rightly so. But given the effort and expense it takes to clean, it is essential that cleaning is undertaken in the correct way to ensure the maximum benefit.
Listeriosis outbreak situation report 27 April
The number of laboratory confirmed cases is dropping: as of 24 April 2018, a total of 1 024 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases have been reported to NICD since 01 January 2017, and 200 deaths have been confirmed.
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.
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