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.

Govt holds meat firms responsible for listeriosis outbreak - Motsoaledi

2018-04-19 18:12

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says the companies which produce processed meat have the resourced labs to test products, and should be held responsible for the listeriosis outbreak.

Australian farm sells melons after fatal listeria outbreak

2018-04-10 11:05

An Australian farm has recommended selling melons despite them being blamed for an outbreak of the deadly listeria bacteria that the World Health Organisation has said killed seven people and caused a miscarriage in Australia.

Rights firm Spoor launches Tiger Brands class action

2018-04-01 08:35

Food giant and its subsidiary Enterprise face sizeable compensation claims.

RCL Foods facility not to blame for listeriosis outbreak - DoH

2018-03-29 19:48

The Department of Health says tests have shown that RCL Foods’ processing facility in Wolwehoek, in the Free State, was not responsible for the recent listeriosis outbreak.

Listeria takes a bite out of trade as countries ban SA's processed meat

2018-03-28 14:20

The bacteria, which has led to 183 deaths, has also rocked RCL Foods and Tiger Brands’ Enterprise Foods, whose facilities have been linked with listera monocytogenes.

Listeriosis scare: Polony recall costs RCL Foods R75m

2018-03-26 17:36

This figure includes the costs of recalls and returns from customers, distribution and handling, destruction and dumping, testing, and media and communications.

Declare state of emergency over listeriosis outbreak, urges EFF

2018-03-22 20:29

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.

Tiger Brands puts costs of listeria precautions at hundreds of millions of rands

2018-03-19 12:01

The retailer has put the expected costs of recalling products by its subsidiary Enterprise Foods, suspension of production at facilities and the destruction of produce at a minimum of R380m.

Township favourites shunned amid listeriosis scandal

2018-03-19 07:41

Customers are wary of buying SA street food favourites such as kotas, as the country tackles its worst ever food poisoning outbreak.

 

SEE: This surprising group is at risk of getting Listeriosis

2018-04-20 14:24

Since January 2017, more than 1 000 cases of Listeriosis have been reported countrywide. Let's have a look at the ongoing research and statistics.

More than 400 newborn babies infected with listeriosis: NICD

2018-04-11 14:31

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has reported that 412 of the 973 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases are babies less than 28 days old.

Pork industry in listeriosis crisis

2018-04-08 06:03

The listeriosis crisis has plunged the country’s pork industry into an overnight crisis, with producer prices having fallen as much as 40%, resulting in millions of rands in losses for pig farmers.

Listeriosis death toll upped by six to 189

2018-03-29 22:08

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.

Listeriosis: Class action suit against Tiger Brands, Enterprise launched in Johannesburg court

2018-03-29 11:21

A class action suit has been launched against Tiger Brands and Enterprise Foods at the Johannesburg High Court over listeriosis.

Rainbow estimates listeriosis will cost it R75 million – plus R20 million a month in profits

2018-03-26 18:36

For Rainbow, and its chicken polony, Listeria will cost a lot less than Tiger Brands will lose through its Enterprise business.

Tiger brands cans 300 contract jobs

2018-03-25 09:33

The outbreak of listeriosis means the company has been forced to shut down operations at four of its factories.

KZN health department waiting on listeriosis report

2018-03-19 16:54

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health is waiting for a report which will reveal whether there has been a listeriosis outbreak in the province.

Law firms look to maul Tiger Brands

2018-03-18 06:00

Three firms can’t wait to get their claws into class actions that could pay out millions of rands, writes Justin Brown.

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