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NICD situation update on listeriosis outbreak, South Africa 20 Feb
With cooperation from all the provinces, the NICD is able to provide us with outcome data on over 67% of reported listeriosis cases. As of 20 Feb 2018, there are 915 laboratory-confirmed cases of which 172 (28%) have resulted in death.
Listeria monocytogenes Guidance on Environmental Monitoring and Corrective Actions in At-risk Foods
The intent of this guidance document is to provide information to food manufacturers producing
at-risk foods to help them design a Listeria Environmental Monitoring Program (LEMP), which
will in turn verify the efficacy of the relevant prerequisite programs (such as sanitation,
Keeping Listeria out of your production facility
With the Listeriosis break out being a world record in terms of numbers reported, we as food professionals need to proactive. Ready to eat foods have been named as a high risk, but we should all be doing whatever we can to ensure we manage the risks in all facilities, to the bes
NICD situation update on listeriosis outbreak, South Africa 14 Feb
With cooperation from all the provinces, the NICD is able to provide us with outcome data on over 68% of reported listeriosis cases. As of 14 Feb 2018, there are 872 laboratory-confirmed cases of which 164 (27%) have resulted in death.
Food grade lubricants – an unlikely source of listeria
Listeria is quite versatile in using different types of nutrients. In nature it grows equally well on decaying plant matter or in an animal gut. In the food factory, even food grade lubricants can allow the survival and even growth of microorganisms, including Listeria.
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.
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