Tag Archives: food borne

22 tons of Irish cheddar to be destroyed because of E.coli

An estimated 22 tons of Irish cheddar cheese is set to be destroyed after dangerous levels of E.coli bacteria were found in a shipment sent to South Africa, authorities said on Wednesday.

Chief executive Bertus de Jongh said: 'Although 99 per cent of Irish cheese complies with our safety standards, this has happened before' Photo: Alamy

Safety experts classified the hefty cargo as “too risky for human consumption” after it docked in the country’s eastern port of Durban.
Although most E.coli strains are harmless, officials feared that piles of 25-kilo blocks were contaminated with enough bacteria to cause food poisoning.
Hundreds of tons of Irish cheddar are ferried to South Africa every year after a journey that covers around 12,500km, or 6,700 nautical miles.
But port health spokesman Chris Maxon said the container would be returned to its exporter, which has not been named.
He said: “The cheese has been sealed off, and will not be allowed into South Africa.
E.coli was found to be in the food. A certain amount of it is accepted, but the levels here were not in line with safety standards. It was deemed too risky for human consumption.
Filtercon Technologies
Kitchen Counter Top Food Ozinator

Truly A Revolutionary New Green Appliance












What is Ozone?
It is a colorless molecule made of oxygen formed naturally in the atmosphere. It has a fresh clean smelling odor.

• Breaks down residual traces of toxic chemicals and pathogens on fruits and vegetables.

• Kills bacteria on meat, fish and poultry.

• Enhances the taste of all food products.
• Prolongs shelf life.

• Makes a hygienic solution for gargling, facial cleansing and skin care. This solution is ideal for sterilization, moisturizing and bleaching skin.

1. Fill a bowl, pot, or your kitchen sink with water
2. Place the diffuser ball in the water, and turn on.
3. Submerse your food product in the water.

Gives you peace of mind, knowing that your food is Contaminate Free!

Only – $279

Call Today (800) 550-1991