South Africa’s listeriosis outbreak has now topped the charts as the largest outbreak in history. As of 16 January 2018, a total of 767 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases have been reported to NICD, with 81 recorded. According to the Department of Health “this suggests a single source of food contamination causing the outbreak, i.e a single widely consumed food product or multiple food products produced at a single facility.”
We took the opportunity to chat with our resident Legal Eagle,
Janusz Luterek, on the legal aspects of this for the food industry.
And don't forget our upcoming Listeria Workshop on the 15th February.