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Restaurants and customer food allergies – does it have to be war?
Recent bad restaurant experiences have raised consumer awareness of the allergen issue. So what is the responsibility of a restaurant when it comes to allergen management and protecting consumer health.
Food safety: are the sniff test, the five-second rule and rare burgers safe?
There are many rules in food safety lore, some that have a basis in fact, and some that are purely grounded in convenience. But it’s important to look at the evidence to see which category common rules fall under.
NICD situation update on listeriosis outbreak, South Africa 14 May
1 033 laboratory confirmed cases have been reported from 01 January 2017 to 10 May 2018, and there have been 204 deaths. The number of reported cases has decreased since the implicated products were recalled on 04 March 2018
Testing food safety with passion
Meet Daisy and Ayanda - the dynamic duo from MLS Laboratory Services. Find out what makes them tick, and why they are so passionate about micro testing!
What does it take to keep listeriosis out of restaurants and kitchens?
We've been in the grips of the world's worst case of listeriosis, a foodborne disease that has claimed over 100 lives to date. And although the blame game has been strong, it doesn't take away from the fact that we all need to arm ourselves with as much information as possible in
Listeriosis outbreak situation report 7 May
The Incident Management Team has been busy with factory visits, ongoing surveillance & investigation of cases, motivations to obtain additional funding - and will continue with factory visits and training activities for EHPs this week (7-11 May).
Kill food pathogens in the gut without antibiotics
Antibiotics may not be the only answer: at the University of Copenhagen researchers used bacteriophages to target and kill single bacterial species without causing harm to the surrounding community of commensal bacteria.
Listeriosis: State to tackle Tiger Brands over patients' medical records
Tiger Brands wants the names and health information of every patient who contracted listeriosis, including what other diseases they had and autopsy information, say inside sources – but the Health Department has fired back, saying it would not be legally permissible.
South African products still banned in Rwanda after listeriosis
South Africa’s scientists might have pinpointed the cause of the listeriosis outbreak that started six months ago, but Rwanda is persisting with its ban on SA fresh produce – because the department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries (DAFF) is dragging its feet on the paperwor
Listeriosis: Multiple products tested‚ but only Enterprise has outbreak strain
Of the almost 600 Listeria-positive samples from food products and food processing plants which the National Institute of Communication Diseases (NICD) has performed its “DNA fingerprinting” on‚ only 13% were the outbreak strain ST6.
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