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6
Oct

Food Safety – Food Poisoning Bacteria

Bacteria can cause visible effects on food such as discolouration, slime and odour. Food poisoning bacteria produce toxins, these are effectively poisonous and can be produced in food or inside your body. Warmth:  The best temperature for bacteria to multiply is around the same temperature as the human body (about 37°C) although they will multiply quickly from 20°C – 50°C. 

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19
Sep

Washroom Hygiene – Are you doing it right?

WASHROOM HYGIENE – Are you doing it right? Successful food safety and quality assurance in food production facilities are dependent on good personal hygiene practices. Personnel are one of the biggest risks of food contamination and therefore personal hygiene programs are crucial. Hygiene support for employees are pertinent to ensure that the risk of product contamination is reduced and to eliminate

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5
Sep

Pest Control – The “PEST”ky Weather

PEST CONTROL CHALLENGES? Along with many challenges facing Pest Management these days, one that has and is set to cause some real trouble is the current severe weather conditions we have been experiencing of late. The effects of El Niño and/or La Niña are far reaching and our poor pests are not immune from the impacts of such uncompromising weather

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11
Nov

SA FARMERS URGED TO MAINTAIN INFRUSTRUCTURE

South African farmers are running the risk of losing millions should they not focus on investing in regular maintenance and cleaning of infrastructure like silo’s. This is according to Gareth Lloyd-Jones, MD of Ecowize, who says that locally, equipment maintenance still lags far behind the productivity of farmers and should they not acknowledge the risks, they could lose millions of

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1
Nov

FOOD CONTROL AGENCY NECESSARY TO ENSURE LOCAL FOOD SAFETY

The government plans to speed up the establishment of South Africa’s food control agency in order to protect the local agricultural processing from unsafe food products entering South Africa. Gareth Lloyd-Jones, MD of Ecowize, says the food agency will safeguard the agricultural sector from unfair competition and will enable the local agricultural processing to gain easier access to international markets

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