Developing an effective microbiological testing program for your foods does require research to determine which bacteria you should be testing for, and what specifications you should be using.
When testing your food for microorganisms it is important to understand what microorganisms you should be testing for; what the specifications for these microorganisms should be, and finally, how frequently one should be performing the various tests.
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?
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.
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.