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Listeria can affect your dogs: signs of listeria in pets

By Food Focus on 10 March 2018

With listeria being in the news after the source of the nationwide outbreak was determined as Enterprise Foods, several concerned pet owners are worried about their pets who have consumed some of the contaminated products.

How to keep Listeria out of your Refrigerator

By Bridget Day on 04 March 2018

You think you may have had products in your fridge which may have been be contaminated with listeria? So now what should you do? Here are some tips.

Listeria information for parents, teachers & preschools

By Linda Jackson on 22 January 2018

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.

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

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.

What is SASSI and why should you care?

By Linda Jackson on 27 October 2017

According to the World Wildlife Fund, in South Africa, many linefish species are overexploited or have collapsed. Often significant amounts of bycatch are caught and thrown back. Some survive, but many don’t. SASSI exists to inform and educate all participants in the seafood trad

Challenging consumer decisions on sustainability

By Mallen Baker on 18 September 2017

Whenever restrictions on certain harmful types of products have been proposed, the mantra has been that consumers must be offered choice. When customers choose in large numbers to consume more sustainably, then things will change.

What are you doing with your 67 minutes?

By Bridget Day on 14 July 2017

On the 18th July we celebrate Nelson Mandela Day – which is one of the most wonderful days of to year to be a South African. It is a time when we all unite together with one cause, and celebrate the legacy of Tata Madiba with actions not just words.

Why banning laptops from airplane cabins doesn't make sense

By The Conversation on 29 June 2017

Recent reports suggest that terrorists can now create bombs so thin that they cannot be detected by the current X-ray screening that our carry-on bags undergo, so the U.S is considering banning laptops and other large electronic devices in the passenger cabins. But will this red

Consumers, not supermarkets, need empowering to tackle the food waste crisis

By New Food Magazine on 26 June 2017

Consumers, not supermarkets, need empowering to tackle the food waste crisis, or so say expert psychologists. A new trans-national research study has set out the key psychological drivers that lead to consumers wasting food.

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