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Govt holds meat firms responsible for listeriosis outbreak - Motsoaledi

20 April 2018

In answer to questions in Parliament about the management of the listeriosis outbreak, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Thursday that the companies which produce processed meat have the resourced labs to test products and should be held responsible for the listeriosis out

Reducing Listeria’s virulence

19 April 2018

Now researchers from North Carolina State University have identified several compounds that may be effective in containing Listeria’s virulence — or ability to produce disease.

Pork industry in listeriosis crisis

09 April 2018

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.

Sasol employees eat at cafeteria – end up in hospital

09 April 2018

SECUNDA – More than a dozen Sasol employees have been admitted to hospital for suspected food poisoning on Tuesday, 27 March.

What we can, and must, learn from listeria crisis

06 April 2018

It is critical that we look beyond the factory floor processes and ask ourselves and our various government departments critical questions. The answers could determine whether another outbreak can be prevented says Kholofelo Maponya

SPAR Eastern Cape declares war on plastic bags

06 April 2018

SPAR Eastern Cape said the company has declared war on plastic shopping bags, and launched a campaign to persuade customers to exchange them for reusable paper ones.

South Africa introduces sugar tax

04 April 2018

South Africa’s Sugary Beverages Levy has come into effect this week, and is expected to raise the price of sugary soft drinks.

Ten heartbreaking cases cited in listeriosis lawsuit

29 March 2018

"Parents have suffered the unimaginable pain of losing children in horrific circumstances . . . and those who survived face a life of blindness‚ deafness and cognitive disabilities . . ."

'Listeriosis Outbreak Risks becoming another life Esidimeni Tragedy'

29 March 2018

Officials from the various departments on Wednesday briefed Parliament on the outbreak and the recall of various meat products.

Listeriosis: Consumers urged to check meat sell-by dates

29 March 2018

The government is advising consumers to check all meat expiration dates even though they are stringently tested at abattoirs and processing plants.

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