What is a HACCP Plan?

What is a HACCP Plan

There are no consumers who wittingly buy food that will either injure or cause a foodborne illness. Consumers trust food manufacturers that they have taken all necessary steps to ensure that the food sold to them is safe and meets their expectations. In this article, HACCP will be briefly discussed, …

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Sanitising, Disinfection and Sterilization – What’s the Difference?

Cleaning, Disinfecting, Sanitization

COVID-19 has introduced a new style of living where each person must take responsibility for their own health and hygiene. These days you hardly find someone who has not heard of the word “sanitizing”, “disinfection” or “sterilization”. Hand sanitizers are flying off the shelves and at some point, some retailers …

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20 Tips to Avoid and Prevent Food Poisoning

Stomach Aches

Nearly everyone gets food poisoning at least once in his or her lifetime. Here are 20 handy tips to avoid and prevent food poisoning. These tips refer to households, but can also be used in any food-handling, processing and packaging enterprise. You can find the germs that cause food poisoning …

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Listeriosis – A Killer on the Loose

Cold Meats

Listeriosis is a disease caused by the bacterium called Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes).  The 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 culprits …

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