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?
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.
In this article we are going to discuss any natural-type freshwater feature that has a means to routinely generate aerosols. Here the water feature will be any artificial pool, pond, lake, moat or fountain that contains fish and/or water-plants, algae...
The Health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi announced that the Listeriosis outbreak has drawn to close.
Staphylococcus aureus is a bacteria that produces a heat-stable toxin that is therefore resistant to cooking and can persist and cause food poisoning after despite normal cooking procedures.
Legionnaires Disease : Legionella Bacteria Legionella (legionnaires disease causing bacteria) are a species of bacteria that grow and [...]
Obviously Legionella pneumophila being a water-borne organism, this is likely to impact on its prevalence of and thus the diseases caused by it (most famously Legionnaire’s Disease but also the other forms of legionellosis). This will be of particular concern to hotels, lodges, guest houses and the like.