'What did our children eat?' - Mothers demand answers following toddlers' death

2019-06-12 19:49

Two mothers are demanding answers after their toddlers died last month, allegedly from food poisoning, while under the care of a childminder in Westdene, Johannesburg.

A stroke at 31. An aneurysm at 35. At 39 – tennis, anyone?

2019-05-05 07:00

American Ira Goodman had torn or damaged the inner lining of an artery in his neck, causing a clot to form, which expanded until it suppressed blood flow to the brain.

Trump reportedly loves McDonald's because he has a 'longtime fear' of being poisoned

2018-06-26 13:35

President Donald Trump's love of fast food is tied to a 'longtime fear' of being poisoned.

Listeriosis kills 5 in drought-stricken Western Cape

2017-12-18 10:27

Since the announcement of the Listeriosis outbreak, all provinces have mobilised their provincial outbreak response team structures.

Is it food poisoning or a stomach bug?

2017-10-24 10:00

People often wonder whether their symptoms are caused by a virus or by something they ate.

How to prevent food poisoning

2017-08-15 12:00

Most of us have had a nasty bout of food poisoning, but there are ways to reduce the risk.

Australian school principals hit by salmonella poisoning

2015-03-03 11:29

More than 170 school principals from Queensland, Australia, are presumably suffering from salmonella poisoning after attending a conference, and 24 have been admitted to hospital.

The five-second rule really works! Well, almost

2014-03-24 12:14

Depending on what kind of food and the type of floor it fell on, the five-second rule could actually be true.

Salmonella sends 42 to hospital in Limpopo

2014-01-29 10:55

Salmonella was the likely cause of a diarrhoea outbreak in Limpopo earlier this week where 42 people were hospitalised.

Japanese poisoned by pesticide in frozen food

2014-01-08 16:27

More than 350 people have become sick across Japan after eating frozen food products that may have been tainted with a pesticide.


28 Pretoria matrics treated for food poisoning after buying food from vendor

2019-05-24 07:21

At least 28 pupils from the Edward Phatudi Secondary School in Atteridgeville have been rushed to hospital following suspected food poisoning.

Bad food downs 170 kids

2019-02-27 15:59

More than 170 pupils from Sombongangani Primary School in Elandskop, were treated for suspected food poisoning at different local hospitals this week.

Search for source of deadly Listeriosis outbreak continues

2017-12-19 10:00

At present it is not clear what the source of the infection is. There are however indications that it could be a food product that is distributed throughout South Africa.

Listeriosis outbreak: 7 times you are in danger of getting food-borne illnesses

2017-12-06 11:31

Listeria causes uncomfortable symptoms that can be fatal. Here’s why you're more prone to Listeriosis and other forms of food poisoning during the summer months.

What's your risk of salmonella poisoning?

2017-08-29 11:59

Salmonella is responsible for most foodborne illnesses and contamination. Good hygiene, however, helps one to steer clear of these pesky bacteria.

Local film cast and crew receive emergency treatment after getting food poisoning on set

2015-06-01 07:30

26 people allegedly sustained food poisoning while working on a film shoot in Pretoria.

Hundreds of school children suffer from food poisoning

2015-03-01 17:49

Hundreds of Limpopo school learners yet again suffered from food poisoning from their school feeding scheme, the Limpopo Education Department has confirmed.

Bacteria in food may trigger multiple sclerosis

2014-01-30 08:30

A poison created by bacteria in food may be a trigger for the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis, according to a new study.

Dangers that lurk in your fridge

2014-01-27 14:42

Ever been blown away by foul-smelling, mould-growing leftovers when you open your fridge? Find out what you can keep and what you should definitely throw away.

Indian school deaths caused by insecticide

2013-07-19 13:40

Soon after serving lunch, the two cooks at an Indian school realised something was wrong. The students started fainting and within hours, began dying.

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