Food Focus Newsletter 2018 Issue 5

By: Food Focus on 26 April 2018

 

Tiger Brands informs shareholders of positive ST6 results

 

Tiger Brands have finally admitted what the NICD has been claiming all along - that there is no doubt of the presence of listeria ST6 in their product. They announced the results of their independent test to their stakeholders yesterday. We hope this transparency is part of a new trend in the food industry. Read the article

 

 

What's happening in South Africa in response to the listeria outbreak - in summary

 

  • The Department of Health has formed a multisectorial incident management team (IMT) to co-ordinate outbreak response and more.

  • An updated Listeriosis Emergency Response Plan (ERP) is in place to intensify response activities to control, end the current outbreak and strengthen health systems to prevent future outbreaks.

  • A team of environmental health practitioners (EHPs) have been seconded from national, provincial and district authorities and from the South African Medical Health Services (SAMHS) to work full-time in the IMT...

 

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