10 05, 2019

Food Safety @ Home : Don’t Wash Your Chicken Before Cooking!

2019-05-09T12:49:09+02:00By |

When washing your chicken harmful bacteria, like Campylobacter, Salmonella or Clostridium perfringens, splashes off the chicken as you wash it. Just because you cannot physically see this happening does not mean that it isn’t. It can splash the bacteria all over you, kitchen towels, countertops, and any other foods that might not be cooked afterward such as salads. This can make individuals ill, especially people with weaker immune systems such as young children, pregnant women, older adults, and immunocompromised individuals.

24 04, 2019

Can Salmonella Contaminate Pre-Cut Melon?

2019-04-24T14:09:47+02:00By |

How does Salmonella contaminate pre-cut melon? A recent outbreak in the US of Salmonella-contaminated pre-cut melon infected at least 93 people (reported). This was unfortunately not the first outbreak due to contaminated pre-cut melon with pathogenic bacteria. This prompts the question of how does Salmonella contaminate pre-cut fruits?

1 04, 2019

How We Test For Listeria monocytogenes

2019-04-06T12:18:25+02:00By |

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.

25 02, 2019

Research Shows Regular Hygiene Audits Improves Kitchen Hygiene & Reduces The Risks of Food Poisoning

2019-04-09T18:48:29+02:00By |

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.