Beach Water Study Report for NMBM

Report 2023: Beach Water Quality in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Area

We focussed on five prominent beaches nestling in the picturesque Nelson Mandela Bay Metro area – Hobie in Summerstrand, Maitland, St. George’s, New Brighton, and the ever-popular Humewood. We invite you to download our beach water quality report as we delve into the findings, shedding light on the water quality …

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Risk of eating expired food

The Science Behind Food Expiry Dates: Why Consuming Expired Foods is a Health Risk

In our fast-paced world, it’s common to find expired food items lurking in the back of our pantries or refrigerators. However, consuming expired foods can pose serious health risks to you and your family. What are Expired Foods? Expired foods are food products that have passed their recommended or stated …

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Common undesirable microorganisms in the food industry and how to prevent them

Microorganisms, or microbes, play an important role in breaking down natural matter in the environment. Without them, there would be a build-up of waste, and this wouldn’t be recycled back into the food chain. Because of their key job in continuing the natural recycling of nutrients, they are found basically …

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Regulation R638: Requirements for protective clothing

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the food industry primarily protects food from possible contamination by the food handler.  Protective clothing may include: PPE may also be designed to protect food handler from possible injury and environmental conditions that could be detrimental to their health and well-being. It is important that …

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Protection Against Coronavirus

How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19

COVID-19 or Coronavirus is a virus that causes respiratory disease and can be fatal for people with pre-existing chronic conditions and weakened immune systems. You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions: Related Articles Check out our other related articles for more …

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What is Listeria and How Does it Affect Food Safety

What is Listeria and How Does it Affect Food Safety?

What is Listeria? Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) is a bacterium that can cause a serious infection in humans called Listeriosis. Listeria monocytogenes is commonly found in soil and water and can contaminate food, particularly raw or undercooked meat, unpasteurized dairy products, and certain fruits and vegetables. The worst listeriosis outbreak …

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