Laboratory Testing, Hygiene Audits And Consulting Services

Food Consulting ServicesFood Consulting Services is an independent, professional hygiene, microbiology and food testing laboratory established in 1977. The FCS Hygiene Audit or Technical Survey is designed to evaluate the hygiene, sanitation, food safety and facilities in kitchens in the food service industry.Microbiological LaboratoryOur microbiology lab boasts 32 SANAS accredited methods in accordance with ISO/IEC […]

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Food Poisoning : Fungus & Moulds

Fungus & Moulds Good to Know: More than 25% of the world’s crops are contaminated with poisonous moulds and fungi known as mycotoxins. Fungi on crops produce them in the field, during handling, and in storage. These toxic chemical compounds are a serious food safety threat as they cause disease and death in humans and […]

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Food Poisoning : Campylobacter

What is Campylobacter?The bacterium Campylobacter is considered to be the most common bacterial cause of human gastroenteritis in the world. Campylobacteriosis is a zoonosis, meaning that the disease is transmitted to humans from animals or animal by-products.The bacterium is widely distributed in most warm blood mammals, such as cattle, poultry, sheep and domestic pets and the […]

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Food Samples & Temperature Control

FOOD SAMPLES In any instance prevention is better than cure, which is why FCS offers the Hygiene Survey (audit) as a pro-active measure to prevent such complaints from occurring. You may have noticed that this year we have added a new checkpoint into our hygiene audit system asking whether you take food samples and for […]

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Food Consulting Services : Typhoid Outbreak Jan 2017

BREAKING: Typhoid feverTyphoid fever is a type of enteric fever along with paratyphoid fever.The cause is the bacterium Salmonella typhi, also known as Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi, growing in the intestines and blood. Typhoid is spread by eating or drinking food or water contaminated with the faeces of an infected person.Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection that is characterised by prolonged […]

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