This is how much South Africa’s listeriosis victims may get, lawyers say

2018-12-05 10:00

There are some 1,000 claimants in the class action lawsuit triggered by Listeria traced back to Tiger Brands' Enterprise polony factory. If they are all successful in those claims, best-guess estimates suggest they will be paid between R100 million and R2 billion.

This is how much cheaper polony is right now – compared to before listeriosis

2018-09-04 08:21

The price of polony initially fell by 14.4%, but has recovered slightly and is now 3.8% cheaper than in 2017.

Woolworths is recalling rice over fears of Listeria

2018-07-10 17:36

Over 200 people, including 80 babies, died in South Africa since a listeriosis outbreak was confirmed in South Africa. Woolworths just announced a new recall for fear of Listeria – though the risks should be small.

Egypt just banned South African imports because of listeriosis

2018-05-11 18:16

Meat, processed meat, and agricultural products already in Egypt are being held for testing, and new import permits have reportedly been frozen.

Lawyers say Tiger Brands may have to pay listeriosis victims up to R3 million each

2018-04-26 15:27

The company's own test confirms deadly listeria strain in its products.

'Low levels' of listeria detected at Tiger Brands' Pretoria plant

2018-03-19 16:44

Tiger Brands has closed its factory in Pretoria after it detected "low levels" of listeria at the plant.

After confirming government tests, Tiger Brands commits to maybe considering listeriosis damages claims – if they are valid (and with some other caveats too)

2018-03-19 12:03

After it found the deadly strain of listeria in its own products, Tiger Brands says it will – "in due course" – "take steps to consider and address" claims around listeriosis, just as long as the claims are valid, and there is a "tangible link" with its products.

Why the listeriosis outbreak is 'just the tip of the iceberg'

2018-03-08 19:00

South Africa was this week rocked by the revelation of something that food safety experts have been saying for years: what we're eating could be killing us.

Following Shoprite's new recall, this is the definitive list of banned meat products

2018-03-06 13:22

If you have any of these cold meats at home, return them to the store immediately


Tiger Brands reopens meat processing plant after listeriosis outbreak

2018-10-12 10:41

Tiger Brands is re-opening its meat products processing facility that was closed following a major listeriosis outbreak.

Woolies recalls frozen rice over Listeria fears

2018-07-10 18:59

Woolworths recalls imported frozen savoury rice mix over Listeria fears.

Tiger Brands plans to be making polony again by October – and has high hopes for using its old frozen pork

2018-05-24 08:51

Frozen pork meant for the currently closed Enterprise facility has so far tested negative for listeria, Tiger Brands says, but it still has R80 million worth to check.

South African products are still banned in Rwanda after listeriosis – because the SA government hasn’t done the paperwork

2018-05-05 12:44

On hold: 2.4 tonnes of beef exports to Rwanda every month, and 60 tonnes of fruit exports per year. And French apples already replaced South African ones on supermarket shelves.

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has zero doubt Enterprise was responsible for listeriosis – but Tiger Brands is not ready to settle just yet

2018-04-21 12:13

The NICD is certain Tiger Brand's Enterprise factory – and only that factory – was responsible for spreading deadly listeria. But Tiger is not sure yet, and is using freedom of information rules to demand data.

Tiger Brands could lose R50 million a month, every month, if nobody wants to eat polony again – on top of R802 million in possible listeriosis costs

2018-03-19 15:24

Listeriosis is biting deep – and it will be deeper still if everyone shuns "value added meat products".

Tiger Brands is closing a third factory, and winding down an abattoir, after ‘very low levels of Listeria’ were found in its products

2018-03-19 11:16

The Enterprise factories in Polokwane and Germiston factories were closed at the beginning of March.

Woolworths confirms its beloved salami sticks were made in the Listeriosis-implicated factory

2018-03-12 17:02

Yet Woolies believes its products remain safe to eat.

Tons of recalled meat are headed for public landfill sites – and that could spell an entirely new disaster

2018-03-07 07:24

Take meat to supermarkets to store until it can be safely disposed – but how that will be done is still very much an open question.

Shoprite, Pick n Pay scramble to pull products linked to deadly listeriosis

2018-03-04 18:11

Supermarket giants Shoprite and Pick n Pay are moving to withdraw all products linked to the source of the world’s largest outbreak of listeria, which has claimed 180 lives.

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