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Industry weighs in on Listeria monocytogenes and ag water regulations

20 February 2018

The produce industry is acutely aware of the potential adverse public health consequences that can be associated with Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) and fresh produce. However, fresh produce poses a unique challenge among FDA regulated foods

Winter Olympics' security felled by norovirus

19 February 2018

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 The Games organisers have withdrawn more than 1200 security guards from their duties and replaced them with 900 sol

Spring chickens have sprung; CDC warns of pathogen dangers

19 February 2018

Some say the big question is whether the chicken or the egg came first, but public health pros say a more important question is whether you know the food safety do’s and don’ts involved with backyard flocks.

'Green desks' teach pupils about recycling

16 February 2018

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

16 February 2018

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

16 February 2018

3M Food Safety has launched an E. coli and coliform count plate to help food processors release products from inventory faster.

Radical ideas to solve Cape Town water crisis – from expert who spotted Day Zero

12 February 2018

EDINBURGH — Scientist Gordon Maclear warned more than two decades ago that Cape Town was edging slowly but surely towards a water crisis of epic proportions. He published a scientific report in an academic journal outlining the evidence.

Improving efficiency of water heating for the food manufacturing industry

12 February 2018

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...

Food fraud: 6 of the most commonly faked products and how to avoid them

12 February 2018

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?

‘Sin tax’ for sugar will cause job losses – SASA

09 February 2018

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.

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