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Scombroid poisoning, also known simply as scombroid, is a food-borne illness that typically results from eating spoiled fish. Symptoms may include flushed skin, headache, itchiness, blurred vision, abdominal cramps, and diarrhoea. Onset of symptoms is…
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The Health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi announced that the Listeriosis outbreak has drawn to close.
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Food Storage Basics Attention to detail is often found lacking in the dry good storage area in kitchens. It has often been thought that as long as the foods are properly labelled, protected from overhead leakages and the area is kept in a “broom clean”…
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Safety In The Kitchen Cleaning of the extraction canopy is essential on both hygiene and fire safety grounds. Although a greasy extraction canopy may not increase the risk of food poisoning, the greasy deposits and build-up inside an extraction canopy is…
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THE MOST IMPORTANT “INGREDIENT” IN A KITCHEN The rules or guidelines of any food safety system are fundamentally drawn from how micro-organisms (MOs) “behave” and grow. By nature these guidelines become non-negotiable as the MOs in essence set the rules.…
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New or renovated kitchen design tips For clients opening new units or renovating/rethinking existing units, below are some tips to ensure common “startup” design issues are addressed before facilities go into operation. These are issues commonly found out…
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Required Proof of Food Safety Training R638 Regulations require that each person involved in the handling of foods, must be trained in how to do so in a food safe manner. This means that each person must receive training on food safety. The FCS Hygiene…
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We’ve launched our FCS Client Feedback Survey.  We would like 5 minutes of your time to provide feedback on our services offered. With each email of your hygiene report that you receive, there is a link to the FCS survey that you can click on to complete…
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In the new R638 Regulation, the requirement for temperature gauges for fridges and freezers as well as any units used to display foods (hot or cold) and automatic ware-washing machines now has an exception. Perhaps in recognition of the design flaw in…
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When it comes to protecting your clients against food-borne illness, one of the most effective tools is food safety in fridges. We often find that simple practices are often neglected in fridges, so we have compiled a list of easy tips and changes you can…
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