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Winter Olympics' security felled by norovirus
Norovirus news - there were confirmed cases of norovirus at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, many of which were security personnel housed at the Horeb Youth Center. The Games organisers have withdrawn more than 1200 security guards from their duties and replaced them with 900 sol
'Green desks' teach pupils about recycling
Cape Town - Axios School of Skills in Eerste River was the first recipient of “green desks” created from recycled waste from the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon last year.
Listeriosis cases inching towards the 1000 mark
The of listeriosis cases is nearing 1 000, although the source of the killer disease has yet to be found.The latest statistics from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) indicate that 872 confirmed cases of the food-borne bacterial disease have been reported. Of
3M launches faster E. coli and coliform count plate
3M Food Safety has launched an E. coli and coliform count plate to help food processors release products from inventory faster.
Food fraud: 6 of the most commonly faked products and how to avoid them
If you’re a smart shopper you may always be on the lookout for counterfeit bags, shoes and watches when heading to the mall. But what about having to watch out for fraud in the grocery store?
Improving efficiency of water heating for the food manufacturing industry
Among manufacturing sectors in Australia, food makers trail only behind the mining industry as the biggest spenders on energy.The combination of inefficient energy spending and...
‘Sin tax’ for sugar will cause job losses – SASA
The health promotion levy (HPL) on the sugar content of sweetened beverages will be announced by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba in his budget speech for the 2018/2019 financial year.
A Look Back at 2017 Food Recalls
For the third consecutive year, Food Safety Magazine has sorted through all of last year’s food recalls to provide an overview of how the food industry is doing. This year, we tallied recalls announced by...
M&M’s maker, Mars, breaks ties with industry group in push for transparency
New York — Confectionery group Mars, which makes M&M’s candy and Wrigley’s gum, on Monday published its policies on conducting and funding scientific studies for the first time, as it plans to break ties with an industry-backed organisation
Deaths from listeriosis outbreak now top 100
The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) announced on Tusesday that the number of confirmed listeriosis cases is now 852‚ and 107 people have died‚ the death rate - based on the outcome data for 355 cases - now sitting at 30%.
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