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NICD Listeriosis Outbreak Situation Report 28 May 2018
1 038 cases have been reported from 01 January 2017 to 22 May 2018. The number of new cases reported each week has decreased since the implicated products were recalled on 04 March 2018 (Figure 1). There are currently 208 deaths resulting from the outbreak.
SANS 885:2011 - South African National Standard for Processed Meat Products
Looking for the standard relating to processed meat products? That would be SANS 885:2011 Edition 3.
NICD situation update on listeriosis outbreak, South Africa 21 May
1 034 laboratory confirmed cases have been reported from 01 January 2017 to 10 May 2018. The number of reported cases per week has decreased since the implicated products were recalled on 04 March 2018 with a total of 64 cases reported since 5 March 2018 (average 6.4 cases/week)
Environmental Health Department Contacts
Looking for contact details of Environmental Health Practitioners at your municipality in connection with a Certificate of Acceptability? We don't have them all, but here is what we could find! (Please note details were correct at time of going to press, but may change with time
USDA Called Out to Take More Action in Reducing Pathogens
According to a 2011 CDC estimate, every year one in six Americans is sickened as a result of eating contaminated food, and foodborne pathogens cause more than 9 million human illnesses (including 2 million cases from Salmonella and Campylobacter alone).
Food Fraud Requires Companies to Think Like a Criminal
Mitigating the risk requires implementing control measures and establishing traceability systems.
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).
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