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October 2018

Food Storage Best Practices

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Having to decide whether or not to eat that last bit of butter chicken (after a hefty serving for dinner) in order to avoid having to look for Tupperware with a matching lid can be frustrating....

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Hygiene Specialists
September 2018

Don’t buy that! How to grocery shop in an age of listeriosis

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Since the first reported cases of Listeriosis back in December 2017, the team at Initial have been following the unfolding story with a great deal of interest. I’ve written several blog posts on...

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Hygiene Specialists
September 2018

Food Safety first: how hygiene can contribute to your food safety regiment

Written by Lemay Rogers

For the average Jane, or Joe, food safety became top of the awareness list with the outbreak of the listeria ST6 strain in December last year.  Although South Africa’s Health Minister, Aaron...

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Hygiene Specialists
August 2018

Restaurant hygiene challenges, and how Initial solves them: Part 2

Written by Nathalie Leblond

The cardinal rule of cooking: your kitchen must be clean, and by clean I mean spotless!’ - Gordon Ramsay

In our previous blog post on kitchen hygiene, we looked at the risks associated with...

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Hygiene Specialists
August 2018

Restaurant hygiene challenges and how Initial solves them: Part 1

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Anthony Bourdain, famous New York Chef and food writer once said “I won’t eat in a restaurant with filthy bathrooms. This isn’t a hard call. They let you see the bathrooms. If the restaurant can’t...

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Hygiene Specialists
August 2018

Listeriosis: 5 months later, has anything changed?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

On the 12th of December 2017 I wrote a blog titled Listeria: what you need to know. At the time of writing, 557 cases of Listeriosis had been reported in South Africa, and there had been 36...

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Hygiene Specialists
July 2018

Gastro and the drought: is Cape Town’s water crisis making you sick?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

If you live in Cape Town it’s probably safe to assume that either you - or someone close to you  - has had a bad case of gastro in the past 18 months. Certainly the subject of much speculation...

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Hygiene Specialists

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