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How to keep rats out of your salad bar
Recent media coverage has highlighted the issue of rats in food outlets – much to the horror of consumers. But rats are not the only pests to be concerned about, there's also birds, flies, cockroaches and many more.
Filthy Flies Can Put Your Operations at Risk
When we think about dirty pests, cockroaches are usually the first to come to mind. But while the conditions they thrive in are disgusting, flies breed and feed in the filthiest areas. Their lifestyle means their bodies can be covered in dangerous, potentially disease-inducing pa
Report Details Most Common Violations at FDA-regulated Food Facilities
Food standard violations at 874 facilities around the country in FY 2018 fell into one of five categories, according to a company that helps other businesses with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliance. Registrar Corp. says the latest round of “Inspection Observation
Food Safety and Packaging: How to Keep Up With Consumer Concerns
Consumers worldwide are increasingly well-informed of the content of food and the amounts of chemicals they are exposed to. As more research data becomes available, there is steadily growing awareness and understanding of issues such as the chemicals contained in recycled fiber a
A Sample of Salmonella Sicknesses at Restaurants and Deli’s
With the Boise Co-op Salmonella outbreak topping 250 sickened in early June and the Kenosha Supermercado Los Corrales outbreak at about 100 from late May, it may be instructive to look back over the last decade or so at other food service outbreaks of similar size for some contex
Food safety for your employees – is your canteen R638 ready?
Whether you are a food manufacturing organisation or any other company for that matter, ensuring your canteens are at the correct hygiene level must be a priority to protect the health of your own employees
Two research projects shed light on Listeria
Two recent research projects focusing on Listeria have helped boost understanding of the pathogen’s specific chemical and structural properties and improve food safety from farm to fork.
Food Control Queries - Who to contact at the Department of Health
Do you have food control queries and need to contact someone at the Department of Health? Here are some useful contacts to have on hand.
Tiger Brands allowed to reopen Polokwane facility after listeria outbreak
Enterprise Polokwane has been issued a Certificate of Acceptability from the municipality's Environmental Health Department, permitting the factory to start production again.
Safety in your kitchen
Remember that you are responsible for your own safety and the safety of others. Accidents occur in many ways but most often can be traced back to one of two basic factors: ignorance or carelessness. You must always be concerned with your own safety and with the safety of others a
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