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Woolworths recall rice mix due to listeria risk
Woolworths has issued a recall on their Frozen Savoury Rice Mix product, as a result of a global recall initiated by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency.
The dangers of a raw food pet diet - for you and for them
Raw food pet diets are becoming an increasing trend, but their health claims are unsubstantiated say veterinary professionals, and may even be harmful. A recent chat with a vet shone a whole new light on the dangers of feeding raw food to your pets - both for you and for them.
Listeriosis outbreak situation report 27 June
Fewer than 5 cases per week have been reported for the last 4 weeks and Training of EHPs across the country is complete. 895 EHPs have been trained across all 9 provinces.
ISO 22000:2018 now out
The new 2018 edition of ISO 22000 is now out! The new standard offers a dynamic control of food safety hazards combining the following generally recognized key elements: interactive communication, systems management, Prerequisite Programmes (PRPs), and the principles of Hazard An
Listeria Guidance & Best Practices in Produce Facilities
Many processors and fresh-cut organizations are taking some of the learnings from the meat industry, realizing that pathogens such as Listeria don’t really discriminate between meat and produce. The learnings from our food “cousins” in the meat industry regarding environmental Li
Research Check: can tea towels cause food poisoning?
Aside from being up to the task of drying our dishes, we don’t usually give the humble tea towel much thought. But now it’s being blamed for causing food poisoning
NICD Listeriosis Resources
The NICD made a LOAD of information available to the entire food chain in recent weeks. Have a look at some of the information that can assist you in being managing your risks.
Listeriosis outbreak situation report 11 June
The latest activities in the management of the listeriosis outbreak, now sitting at 1049 cases and 209 deaths.
Listeriosis in South Africa - Lessons Learned Webinar
In this webinar recording, Peter Embarek from the WHO and Henk C. den Bakker from the University of Georgia review the South African listeriosis outbreak in detail and share lessons learned.
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.
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