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This document has been prepared to assist roleplayers in the South African dairy industry to proactively implement measures based on a pathogen control equation programme that is considered essential in the process of Listeria safe dairy production.
The intent of this guidance document is to provide information to food manufacturers producing
at-risk foods to help them design a Listeria Environmental Monitoring Program (LEMP), which
will in turn verify the efficacy of the relevant prerequisite programs (such as sanitation,
This guidance from The Chilled Food Association focuses on the responsible and effective use of biocides in cleaning and disinfection especially of food equipment and other food contact surfaces. Cleaning and disinfection is carried out primarily to control pathogens.
This guidance from the Chilled Food Association provides pointers for the practical management of Listeria monocytogenes, both in its prevention of entry to a factory and in dealing with its establishment, thereby minimising risk to the consumer and to your business.
Listeria monocytogenes has been associated with some of the deadliest outbreaks in the world, the most recent severe outbreak being in 2011. South Africa is currently in the grips of a potentially catastrophic Listeria outbreak!