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6 Artificial food flavours are banned by FDA

16 November 2018

An ingredient label, which lists "artificial flavouring." The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has decided to give companies two years to purge their products of the six ingredients, described only as “artificial flavours” on packages

Smelly, sticky or slimy? Food safety rules you shouldn't ignore

16 November 2018

If it's smelly, stinky or slimy, don't eat it

6 food safety lessons for operator

16 November 2018

Strategies for offering safer food through chef education and contract negotiation were among the ideas offered up to attendees to the 13th annual Nation’s Restaurant News Food Safety Symposium.

Here's how long food can be left out at room temperature

15 November 2018

The FDA recommends that all perishables left at room temperature for more than two hours be discarded.

Putting food-safety detection in the hands of consumers

15 November 2018

Researchers have developed a wireless system that leverages the cheap RFID tags already on hundreds of billions of products to sense potential food contamination -- with no hardware modifications needed. With the simple, scalable system, the researchers hope to bring food-safety

Cholera case reported in Limpopo

15 November 2018

A case of cholera has been confirmed in Limpopo, involving a migrant farm worker from Zimbabwe.

There is a real health risk to eating cow heads exposed to contamination

14 November 2018

Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has defended his citizen’s arrest after a social media backlash — and health experts agree there is a risk of consuming meat products exposed to possible contamination.

Mashaba in Twitter spat over 'ebolas' remark

14 November 2018

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba is at the centre of a Twitter controversy after a tweet accusing some people of bringing "ebolas" into the country was perceived as xenophobic.

Joburg Water urges residents to use water sparingly as temperatures climb

13 November 2018

Residents of Johannesburg and its surrounding areas have been warned to use water sparingly this week as the temperatures soar in Gauteng.

Why health experts want common insecticides banned

13 November 2018

Leading health experts are calling for a ban of common insecticides as they put children at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders. Researchers are calling for governments to phase out all common insecticides known as organophosphates because there is enough evidence that...

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