Shopping at the grocery store is a daily occurrence if not weekly, for most people. But have you ever considered food shopping with food safety in mind?
Learn more about the bacteria we test for and why we test for these. In this article we're introducing you to the Total Plate Count (TPC) also known as Standard Plate Count (SPC) or Total Viable Cells (TVC).
Listeria is a bacterium that is found in soil and water with some individuals acting as carriers. Listeria monocytogenes is a species of Listeria that is a food-borne pathogen capable of surviving in the presence and absence of oxygen. Its ability to grow at temperatures as low as 0 °C permits multiplication at typical refrigeration temperatures. This increases its ability to evade control in food.
Research Shows Regular Hygiene Audits Improves Kitchen Hygiene & Reduces The Risks of Food Poisoning
Research conducted by scientists in the UK in 2018 were able to show that the link between regular hygiene audits by qualified and well trained "inspectors" and improvement in kitchen hygiene is indeed real and effective in reducing the risk of food poisoning.
Over the years, TV cooking shows have become ever more popular worldwide. Reaching audiences into the millions, there is often little to no highlighting of the most basic and simple rules for food safety in the kitchen.
This article shows that there is still a need for improved food safety in our retail stores. With 1 Environmental Health official allocated for every 30 000 people. (World average is 1 for 10 000 people). There is still the need for self regulation and support for 3rd party audits.
Enterprise has relaunched their polony products onto the shelves 1 year after the world’s largest Listeriosis outbreak in history. Enterprise polony was named the culprit for the cause of the outbreak in early 2018 by the Health Minister Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, yet the holding company Tiger Brands still maintain their innocence.
Increased volumes of foods, means you'll need somewhere to store these foods. With limited space in the fridges and freezers, the risk of cross-contamination increases.
It is with sad news that the Environmental Affairs Minister Bomo Edna Edith Molewa from South Africa succumbed to Legionnaires disease on 22 September 2018. This shows that Legionnaires is real and is a dangerous disease.