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Woolworths recall rice mix due to listeria risk

By Bridget Day on 10 July 2018

Woolworths has issued a recall on their Frozen Savoury Rice Mix product, as a result of a global recall initiated by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency.

The dangers of a raw food pet diet - for you and for them

By Linda Jackson on 29 June 2018

Raw food pet diets are becoming an increasing trend, but their health claims are unsubstantiated say veterinary professionals, and may even be harmful. A recent chat with a vet shone a whole new light on the dangers of feeding raw food to your pets - both for you and for them.

Listeriosis outbreak situation report 27 June

By Food Focus on 27 June 2018

Fewer than 5 cases per week have been reported for the last 4 weeks and Training of EHPs across the country is complete. 895 EHPs have been trained across all 9 provinces.

ISO 22000:2018 now out

By In the news on 21 June 2018

The new 2018 edition of ISO 22000 is now out! The new standard offers a dynamic control of food safety hazards combining the following generally recognized key elements: interactive communication, systems management, Prerequisite Programmes (PRPs), and the principles of Hazard An

Listeria Guidance & Best Practices in Produce Facilities

By Food Safety Magazine on 18 June 2018

Many processors and fresh-cut organizations are taking some of the learnings from the meat industry, realizing that pathogens such as Listeria don’t really discriminate between meat and produce. The learnings from our food “cousins” in the meat industry regarding environmental Li

Research Check: can tea towels cause food poisoning?

By The Conversation on 15 June 2018

Aside from being up to the task of drying our dishes, we don’t usually give the humble tea towel much thought. But now it’s being blamed for causing food poisoning

Incident Management Team SOP and Checklist for food handling facilities

By Food Focus on 14 June 2018

Have you seen the latest news - as a result of the Listeriosis outbreak, an Incident management team has been put into place. As part of this plan, the EHP’s will be visiting and inspecting food facilities using this checklist. Find out more...

NICD Listeriosis Resources

By Food Focus on 12 June 2018

The NICD made a LOAD of information available to the entire food chain in recent weeks.  Have a look at some of the information that can assist you in being managing your risks.

Listeriosis outbreak situation report 11 June

By Food Focus on 11 June 2018

The latest activities in the management of the listeriosis outbreak, now sitting at 1049 cases and 209 deaths.

Listeriosis in South Africa - Lessons Learned Webinar

By Food Focus on 11 June 2018

In this webinar recording, Peter Embarek from the WHO and Henk C. den Bakker from the University of Georgia review the South African listeriosis outbreak in detail and share lessons learned.

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