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.

Astral sees more than fourfold growth in earnings

2018-05-02 19:56

Astral Foods says its earnings per share and headline earnings per share for the six months to end-March 2018 will reflect an increase of between 450% and 460%, compared to the previous period.

50 new cases of listeriosis reported since product recall

2018-04-23 15:54

Fifty new cases of listeriosis have been reported since affected food products were recalled on March 4.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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