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.

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.

Listeriosis outbreak officially over - Motsoaledi

2018-09-03 12:04

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has announced that the listeriosis outbreak is officially over.

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.

Tiger Brands may not find how deadly bacteria entered its plant

2018-06-21 07:08

Tiger Brands may never know how a strain of bacteria linked by the government to the world’s deadliest outbreak of listeriosis entered its factory, Bloomberg reports.

Pig farmers 'pray' as Tiger Brands shuts plants after deaths

2018-06-04 08:06

The People First Piggery in the gritty South African mining city of Rustenburg used to slaughter 150 pigs each month. It’s now down to zero.

Tiger Brands seeks new food safety standard

2018-05-27 09:04

The company, which is at the centre of a listeriosis crisis, is waiting for feedback from government departments.

Listeriosis cases on the decline

2018-05-17 20:34

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases says a total of 64 cases have been reported since March 5, 2018.

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.

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.


Egypt lifts SA fresh goods ban as listeriosis threat subsides

2018-09-19 14:07

Egypt's government has lifted its temporary suspension of fresh fruits and vegetable imports from South Africa, a precaution to prevent the spread of listeriosis there.

Listeriosis outbreak: How it started, how it was traced, and how it was finally stopped

2018-09-03 16:43

The deadly listeriosis outbreak that killed more than 180 South Africans is finally a thing of the past, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has announced. We look at how it started, how it was traced, and how it was finally brought under control.

Famous Brands expecting to dish up strong results

2018-08-17 11:35

Despite challenging trading conditions and having to recall ready-to-eat meat products from its outlets earlier in the year, Famous Brands is expecting to release positive results at the end of August.

State under fire over lax food safety regulations

2018-07-08 11:09

After the recent listeriosis outbreak that claimed the lives of more than 200 people, the department of health has come under fire for lax food safety legislation.

Local processed meat demand down 75% due to listeriosis

2018-06-08 11:42

The Department of Trade and Industry says preliminary research shows that South Africa's pork industry has been the hardest hit following an outbreak of listeriosis.

News24 journalist wins top health news reporting award

2018-05-31 17:01

News24 journalist Adiel Ismail has scooped the award for Best Health News Reporting of the Year at the prestigious Discovery Health Journalism Awards.

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.

Listeriosis under control, says health minister

2018-05-16 05:25

The listeriosis epidemic is under control after product recalls, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said during his Budget Vote in Parliament.

Listeriosis: No guarantee job losses can be avoided, says govt

2018-05-11 14:44

If the source of the listeriosis outbreak is water, an abattoir or a food processing plant, the cost of eradicating it could be substantial, says agriculture minister Senzeni Zokwana.

What does it take to keep listeriosis out of restaurants and kitchens?

2018-05-04 12:25

There's never been a more crucial time for wholesalers and restaurants to ensure their premises are properly cleaned and sanitised.

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