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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.
Listeria can affect your dogs: signs of listeria in pets
With listeria being in the news after the source of the nationwide outbreak was determined as Enterprise Foods, several concerned pet owners are worried about their pets who have consumed some of the contaminated products.
How to keep Listeria out of your Refrigerator
You think you may have had products in your fridge which may have been be contaminated with listeria? So now what should you do? Here are some tips.
Listeria information for parents, teachers & preschools
With back to school in full swing and the listeriosis outbreak still continuing, there is a lot of misinformation out there that can spread panic. So here is some practical information to help parents, teachers and preschools.
Safer food for those with HIV
On World AIDS Day it's useful to revisit the Department of Health's food safety guidelines for people with compromised immune systems, such those with HIV
Spike in Listeria infections in South Africa - why it matters
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has received reports of a marked increase in the number of cases in South Africa in the last few months, mostly in Gauteng. The stats are now sitting at 190 confirmed cases across the country this year.
What is SASSI and why should you care?
According to the World Wildlife Fund, in South Africa, many linefish species are overexploited or have collapsed. Often significant amounts of bycatch are caught and thrown back. Some survive, but many don’t. SASSI exists to inform and educate all participants in the seafood trad
Challenging consumer decisions on sustainability
Whenever restrictions on certain harmful types of products have been proposed, the mantra has been that consumers must be offered choice. When customers choose in large numbers to consume more sustainably, then things will change.
What are you doing with your 67 minutes?
On the 18th July we celebrate Nelson Mandela Day – which is one of the most wonderful days of to year to be a South African. It is a time when we all unite together with one cause, and celebrate the legacy of Tata Madiba with actions not just words.
Why banning laptops from airplane cabins doesn't make sense
Recent reports suggest that terrorists can now create bombs so thin that they cannot be detected by the current X-ray screening that our carry-on bags undergo, so the U.S is considering banning laptops and other large electronic devices in the passenger cabins. But will this red
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