Listeriosis – A Killer on the Loose

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Listeriosis is a disease caused by the bacterium called Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes).  The recent Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa killed at least 180 people and infected almost 1000 others since January 2017.  It was the world’s worst recorded listeria outbreak. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases eventually identified the …

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Food Safety – Why the Fuss?

Food Safety Why the Fuss

Until recently, many food-handling companies in South Africa ignored or did not take food safety seriously.  The recent Listeriosis outbreak laid bare how prone food-handling businesses are to fatal food safety incidents. Inadequate food safety measurements in a food handling company can compromise the consumer’s health and in some cases, …

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