The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has announced that there are 87 new laboratory-confirmed cases of listeriosis in the country. Oddly enough, health officials are not alarmed. Of the 87 new cases, 23 have been confirmed in Cape Town. Twenty-one deaths have also been reported in the new wave[…]
Retailer Woolworths has recalled it’s Frozen Savoury Rice Mix product following a worldwide product recall issued by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency in a global listeria outbreak. The retailer says the move is “purely as a precautionary measure.” In a statement, Woolworths said: “Food safety is of critical importance to[…]
Tiger Brands [JSE:TBS] may never know how a strain of bacteria linked by the government to the world’s deadliest outbreak of listeriosis entered its factory. Africa’s largest listed packaged-food maker has spent the past three months testing and cleaning the Enterprise processed-meat plant in the northeast of the country that[…]
The National Institute for Communicable Disease (NICD) has amended the number of lives claimed by the listeriosis outbreak to 189 – six more than what was originally reported. Based on the final data available, the NICD has determined that 189 out of 678 cases of listeriosis have resulted in death.[…]
The EFF is demanding that President Cyril Ramaphosa declare a state of emergency to deal with the listeriosis outbreak that has claimed more than 180 lives. The party has recommended wide-ranging measures, including ensuring that all food processing plants are tested to ensure they are free of the food-borne disease.[…]
Tiger Brands had recalled 3 500 tons of its Enterprise ready-to-eat, chilled meat products by Monday. This, as it awaits the outcome of a report it commissioned on why the ST6 strain of listeria was found at its Polokwane facility, its spokesperson said on Wednesday. “The first recall went extremely[…]
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) plan to launch a class action case against food giant Tiger Brands for the company’s alleged involvement in the Listeriosis crisis. The Department of Health identified that an Enterprise food production facility in Polokwane, Limpopo, as the source of the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa.[…]
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi blasted private laboratories for delaying providing data about the listeriosis outbreak. Almost a thousand cases of listeriosis were reported in the country. Motsoaledi said government would support any community intending court action over the world’s largest listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people since December. “Those[…]
As awareness campaigns increase in various sectors around the source of the listeriosis outbreak, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has assured communities that it has taken the necessary steps to prevent the further spread of the disease. On Sunday, the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi announced that Tiger[…]
City of Cape Town’s health officials say they will make sure spaza shops and small enterprises know that they must give back their polony and other cold meat stock as a national recall of the processed meats continued on Tuesday over a listeriosis outbreak. “The City’s environmental health practitioners will[…]
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