South African public outraged as source of #Listeriosis outbreak is revealed

2018-03-05 14:01

Cape Town - South Africans have expressed shock, outrage and fear after the government narrowed down the source of the deadly listeriosis outbreak in South Africa to an Enterprise Foods facility.

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said the recent outbreak was traced to Enterprise's Polokwane facility after several children presented with gastroenteritis in Soweto earlier in the week.

Read: Listeriosis: EFF warns education authorities to check pupils' food

Motsoaledi said polony was a definite source of the disease. However, he warned that products such as Viennas, Russians, Frankfurters, other sausages and cold meats which are not typically cooked, could also be affected due to the risk of cross-contamination.

The deadly food-borne illness in South Africa has been described by the World Health Organisation as the biggest documented outbreak of listeria.

READ: No polony: Everything we know so far about the listeriosis outbreak

Here is how South Africans have reacted to the news:

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