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Listeria hysteria

01 February 2018

At least 82 dead in South African listeriosis outbreak — source continues to be a mystery. Why is South Africa experiencing the deadliest outbreak of listeriosis?

7 foods a food safety expert never eats

01 February 2018

“If I had a rule that I follow, it’s that I eat things that are well-cooked or that are cold, because bacteria tend to not do well at hot temperatures and tend to not grow at cold temperatures,” Marler told TODAY. “There’s just some good common sense when you’re not controlling t

How you can be sure water is safe to drink after Day Zero

31 January 2018

With 75 days to the latest estimate of Day Zero — April 16 — Capetonians are eyeing swimming pools‚ rain tanks and boreholes as sources of water. But how do they know whether the water is safe to drink‚ and if it isn’t what can they do?

2018 Food Safety Summit designed to connect the dots

30 January 2018

Food producers, distributors, sellers, researchers, regulators and consumers are connected in ways that do not easily translate from one point to another on the food safety landscape, but organizers of the 2018 Food Safety Summit say it’s about time for things to stop getting los

Borehole rules? Can you use sea water to flush?

30 January 2018

Cape Town - GroundUp asked readers to send questions about the water crisis for the City of Cape Town to answer. We selected and edited the best ones. Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson, mayoral committee member for Safety and Security and Social Services JP Smith and City of Cape Town spo

Keeping standards high to ensure companies stick to regulations

29 January 2018

France-based certification and testing service provider Bureau Veritas expands its offering in South Africa.

Water crisis not just in Cape Town

26 January 2018

Eastern Cape’s situation just as desperate, with dams running dry, fewer alternative sources. People are always talking about Cape Town‚ Cape Town‚ Cape Town because the mother city is a big tourist attraction but we are actually worse off...

A third of L. mono cases have link to domestic behaviour

26 January 2018

A third of listeriosis cases are due to growth of Listeria monocytogenes in food prepared and stored at home in the refrigerator, according to estimates.

Emmanuel Mwamba cautions SA on food exports to Zambia

25 January 2018

Zambia has requested the South African Government to put precautionary health measures in place to ensure that all its food exports to Zambia are free from a food borne disease called Listeria.

Restaurant chain leads the no-straw revolution

24 January 2018

"Ocean Basket seafood chain has taken leadership in the industry by banning its use, as well as plastic packets for customers to take their “doggy bags” home in by saying: “It’s the last straw”.

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