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Your perspective on Listeria

By Linda Jackson on 08 December 2017

In our recent webinar a lot of questions and comments were raised. So here is some of your thoughts about Listeria...

Listeria Factsheet

By Linda Jackson on 05 December 2017

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) is reporting a very large outbreak of Listeriosis in South Africa. Here are some facts that you should know.

Listeria Outbreak South Africa Dec 2017

By Linda Jackson on 05 December 2017

There is currently a very large outbreak of listeriosis in South Africa. According to the National Institute of Communicable Disease (NICD), over 550 cases reported since the start of 2017. (Dec 2017)

Safer food for those with HIV

By Bridget Day on 01 December 2017

On World AIDS Day it's useful to revisit the Department of Health's food safety guidelines for people with compromised immune systems, such those with HIV

Rise of technology in food safety

By Food Safety News on 27 November 2017

pH meters, infrared thermometers, wearable prompting guides and automatic cleaning systems are just a few of the many technology advancements the food industry has seen in the last 20 years...

Piping hot & icy cold – keeping food fresh and safe in your retail space

By Linda Jackson on 21 November 2017

Being at the end of the food chain, retailers have the final responsibility to ensure perishable products sold to the consumer are safe and meet their quality requirements. The retail sector can undo all the good done in the previous stages of the food chain if they do not ensure

How to give your thermometer a health check

By Linda Jackson on 20 November 2017

Did you know you need to test your thermometer’s temperature? Seems a strange concept when the purpose of the instrument is to measure temperature, but the point is to verify that your thermometer is maintaining temperatures between regular calibrations.

Zoning to manage chemical hazards in your food facility

By Linda Jackson on 13 November 2017

Managing cross contamination is a foundation principle in an effective food safety management system. Chemical products can cause cross contamination, but zoning principles can help resolve this.

Spike in Listeria infections in South Africa - why it matters

By The Conversation on 07 November 2017

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has received reports of a marked increase in the number of cases in South Africa in the last few months, mostly in Gauteng. The stats are now sitting at 190 confirmed cases across the country this year.

Preventive maintenance and pest control – the missing link?

By Linda Jackson on 02 November 2017

Pests in food retail, processing and distribution facilities are not just nuisances; they can lead to significant product loss, regulatory action and a public relations nightmare. Use this checklist to make sure you are properly protected.

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