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Listeria monocytogenes is an opportunistic foodborne pathogen that can survive within a wide range of conditions found within the food processing environment. Its most notable factor is the ability to actively grow at refrigeration temperatures. It is the cause of listeriosis, a potentially fatal infection which...

Dear Valued Client As 2018 draws to an end the Microchem Team would like to take the time to thank you for your continued support throughout the year. We will be closed on the following dates: Year-end functions Friday 7 December 2018 Public Holidays Monday 17 December 2018 Tuesday 25 December 2018 Wednesday...

What is Listeria monocytogenes? Listeria monocytogenes is a Gram-positive bacterium found widespread in the environment. It is commonly present in sites within the manufacturing environment that are generally difficult to reach and clean by normal procedures. These sites will serve as a reservoir from which the...

The significance of the foodborne disease listeriosis is well known as it accounts for 0.02% of all foodborne illness and 28% of deaths resulting from foodborne illness.  The current mortality rate of the South African outbreak stands at 40% of cases with known outcomes. Listeriosis presents...

In recent months the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has received reports of a distinct increase in the number of Listeria monocytogenes pathological isolations in South Africa. The increase has been noted in both public and private sectors with the most notable increase in...

Dear Valued Client It is that time of the year again as 2017 comes to an end. The Microchem team would like to wish you a wonderful holiday season and thank you for your valued support during this year. We will be closed on the following dates: Year End...

At Microchem Lab Services (Pty) Ltd, we are committed to providing quality services to our customers, and we are continually reviewing ways to improve all of our service offerings. All business and organisations in South Africa are under pressure due to ever-rising costs associated with foreign exchange fluctuations,...

In first world countries, outbreaks of food-poisoning are reported and trended. Strict testing requirements are enforced to ensure consumer safety. Food products found to be contaminated with pathogens are subject to a product recall because they put the consumer at risk. Food producers must exercise...

It is that time of the year again as 2016 comes to an end. The Microchem team would like to wish you a wonderful holiday season and thank you for your valued support during this year. We will be closed on the following dates: Year End Staff functions: Cape...