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How to get rid of biofilms — by peeling

15 January 2019

Biofilms, those slimy, hard-to-clean bacterial mats that foul industrial equipment and contaminate product, are notoriously hard to get rid of. But now, researchers at Princeton have found a way to cleanly and completely peel off these sludges.

Two 2018 Listeria Monocytogenes Outbreaks.1 Dead, 8 Sick

15 January 2019

There were just two Listeria monocytogenes outbreaks in the U.S. in 2018, but the results were severe. In all, eight people were sickened, all eight were hospitalized because they were so sick, and one person died.

Foot-and-mouth disease outbreak no threat to consumers

15 January 2019

The recent confirmation of a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak among cattle in the Vhembe District in Limpopo has sparked strong reaction from the livestock sector, along with unfounded panic among consumers.

Second Food Lover’s Market in Soweto shut down

15 January 2019

Environmental health inspectors from the city of Johannesburg’s environmental health department shut down a second Food Lovers Market outlet yesterday after an inspection revealed the need for deep cleaning and fumigation.

Analysts back Tiger Brands to bounce back in 2019

15 January 2019

Food producer likely to grow revenue 8.4%, brokerage firm says

Royal Caribbean Norovirus Outbreak Sickens 475 Passengers

14 January 2019

Norovirus outbreaks increase during the winter months because more people are together indoors. But some venues, such as nursing homes, schools, and cruise ships, can be struck by this virus at any time. A norovirus outbreak on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship has sickened 475 passe

‘Our world is entering a fourth agricultural revolution’, says UK environment secretary

14 January 2019

UK environment secretary Michael Gove has urged industry to embrace the potential of a fourth agricultural revolution: “We can guarantee a future for the UK as a major, global food producer.”

Maize crop forecast not as dire as it seems – economist

14 January 2019

Many factors influence the current forecasts for the South Africa maize crop and maize prices, and the current drought conditions, in especially North West and some parts of the Free State, should not be compared to the conditions and prices experienced in 2015/2016, according to

Stricter penalties proposed for contaminated food

14 January 2019

National’s Food Safety spokesperson Nathan Guy is backing calls from the food and grocery sector for tougher penalties for those who intentionally contaminate our food or threaten to do so.

Zim bans livestock imports, products from SA after foot and mouth outbreak

11 January 2019

The Zimbabwean Government, through the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement has with immediate effect suspended all imports from South Africa of live cloven-hooved animals and their products following an outbreak of Food and Mouth Disease (FMD).

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