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Food poisoning claims at Ngqeleni school

23 February 2018

Provincial health spokesman Sizwe Kupelo said the school children had been given viennas to eat when the problem started..

Engineers dig in to access last dregs of the dam water

23 February 2018

Western Cape water supply is now so low that engineers are building a dam within Cape Town’s main supply dam – to pump out the last puddles of water...

Hundreds of pupils rushed to hospital as food poisoning strikes at Eastern Cape school

22 February 2018

Johannesburg – The Eastern Cape department of health has had to rush 250 pupils to hospital following an incident of food poisoning at the Ndamase Senior Secondary School outside Ngqeleni, east of Mthatha.

Plans to speed up pig slaughter times could endanger food safety

22 February 2018

US industry chiefs are pushing for line speeds to be increased so that more animals can be slaughtered per hour. But campaigners say this could exacerbate food safety problems

Opposition hits out at ‘lack of info’ on Listeria outbreak

22 February 2018

The main opposition party in South Africa has hit out at the ‘lack of information’ on the Listeria outbreak which has sickened 915 and killed 172 people.

The Future of Food Safety for the Foodservice Industry

21 February 2018

The 1980s and 1990s were a challenging period for the U.S. restaurant and foodservice industry, marked by the evolution and globalization of food supply chains; increased regulatory oversight to control Escherichia coli O157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella and other potent

Scientists race to explore Antarctic marine life revealed by giant iceberg

21 February 2018

British Antarctic Survey is trying to reach a newly revealed ecosystem that had been hidden for 120,000 years below the Larsen C ice shelf

Smartphone app that to detect if your meal contains bacteria

20 February 2018

An end to food poisoning? Scientists develop $30 smartphone app that could tell you if your meal contains bacteria

ListeriosisAwareness drive in Soweto

20 February 2018

The City of Joburg’s Environmental Health Department led a Listeriosis awareness campaign at Bara Taxi Rank on Monday. The campaign comes at a time when South Africa is facing the challenge of an increase in the number of reported cases and deaths resulting from the infection.

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

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