Fully Cooked Chicken in Listeria monocytogenes Outbreak
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Fully Cooked Chicken in Listeria monocytogenes Outbreak

Reading Time: 3 minutes One death has been reported in a Listeria  monocytogenes outbreak that appears to be linked to precooked chicken served in health care facilities, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted a warning notice online, which was last updated July 9, noting that there have been three illnesses…

3 Easy Ways To Prevent Food Poisoning In The Kitchen
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3 Easy Ways To Prevent Food Poisoning In The Kitchen

Reading Time: 2 minutes Preventing food poisoning in the kitchen is the ultimate goal of hygiene and food safety standards. No one wants to cause food poisoning, and no one wants to get food poisoning. So there is a reasonable expectation that food prepared and sold from the kitchen should be done in a manner that prevents food poisoning…

Science Behind The Listeriosis Outbreak South Africa
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Science Behind The Listeriosis Outbreak South Africa

Reading Time: 4 minutes When a foodborne disease outbreak is detected, such as the Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa. Health officials and scientists work quickly to collect as much information as possible to find out what is causing it, so they can take action to prevent more people from all ill.
The Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa included scientists from the NICD, Department of Health (DoH) and a few private laboratories.

Listeriosis Outbreak Update
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Listeriosis Outbreak Update

Reading Time: 3 minutes The listeriosis outbreak update as of 20 April 2018 (previous update 20 February 2018). Since the recall of 4 March 2018 the rate of infections and deaths have reduced dramatically. This shows that the recall was effective in minimising further infections. However, the NICD has further shown that although the ST 6 serotype accounts for 92% of infections, the remaining 8% of infections have at least 11 other strains of Listeria monocytogenes.