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Sanitary Design of Food Equipment
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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.
Press Release: The listeriosis outbreak and what government is doing
The NICD does surveillance for all communicable disease across South Africa, including Listeria. The NICD works closely with the National Department of Health, and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on outbreak investigations.
NICD Situation Report on Listeriosis Outbreak, South Africa (16 Jan)
As of 16 January 2018, a total of 767 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases have been
reported to NICD. Of these there have been a total of 81 deaths.
7 Steps to prevent Listeria in Food Facilities
7 Steps that food processors and the agri sector should take to prevent (and eliminate) Listeria in Food Facilities address the spread of listeria, Mr Mooketsa Ramasodi (DAFF)
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