Campylobacter jejuni bacteria inhabits the intestinal tract of warm-blooded animals such as poultry and are frequently detected within these farmed birds, especially chicken. It is a gram-negative (like E.coli ) spiral-shaped bacterium. It’s ideal growth temperature is directly within the temperature danger zone, most optimally at 37°C (99 °F).
Clostridium perfringens is a bacterium that produces toxins harmful to humans. It is a spore-forming gram-positive bacteria that can be found in the intestines of mammals and is commonly found in raw meats. This bacterium is also found throughout the environment, and not surprisingly also in sewage.
The Outbreak One of the biggest food safety news stories in South Africa, never has there been such a big news break than today (5 December 2017). There were 570 confirmed cases of Listeriosis, including 36 deaths thus far. Cases were confirmed in Gauteng, Western Cape and KZN. Further details have unfortunately not been forth …