26 01, 2018

Legionella risk in the drought, does the risk increase or decrease?

2019-04-07T22:24:30+02:00By |

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.

25 10, 2017

An Introduction to Escherichia coli (E.coli)

2019-05-02T13:18:53+02:00By |

E.coli (Escherichia coli), is a type of bacteria that lives in your intestines and those of animals (cattle and poultry). Most types of E.coli are harmless to us and are actually important for our internal gut flora. However, of concern to us are those strains of E.coli that are bad and dangerous to us. Meaning those that can cause diarrhoea if you eat contaminated food or drink “dirty” water.

25 10, 2017

Bacteria Defined

2019-08-12T08:38:02+02:00By |

Before we understand how bacteria affect your food we need to define what bacteria is, how it grows and exactly which bacteria is bad for [...]

30 06, 2017

What are Surface Swabs?

2017-07-07T07:14:50+02:00By |

What are Surface Swabs? The name ‘surface swab’ is slightly misleading to the layman because these are taken, not only from surfaces like food processing [...]