On 06 December 2021, Pioneer recalled select batches of peanuts & raisins and cashew nut products after low levels of Salmonella Typhimurium were detected during routine testing. Anelich Consulting provides science-based information on Salmonella in Low Moisture Foods, including nuts.
On 23 September 2021, Coca-Cola announced a voluntary recall of certain batches of Appletiser apparently due to elevated levels of patulin, although not confirmed yet. Anelich Consulting provides a science-based opinion on patulin and beverage safety.
On 26 July 2021, Tiger Brands instituted a recall on several batches of canned vegetables due to a deficient can seam. Anelich Consulting provides an expert opinion on potential health risks associated with such a defective product.
There are many foods which are termed “shelf stable”. These foods can last for years and “best before” labelling is quite irrelevant to such products as it has nothing to do with food safety, but rather food quality.
A newly identified Coronovirus is currently causing a global outbreak of respiratory disease. A list of Frequently Asked Questions have been compiled, including whether the virus is foodborne.
Listeriosis refers to the invasive form of illness caused by the bacterium called Listeria monocytogenes. This form of the illness is the more severe of two types of illnesses caused by this organism.
South Africa is experiencing regular load shedding. The duration and frequency of load shedding will potentially affect the safety of food in a refrigerator.