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Listeria - What's in a Name Infographic

04 April 2018

Updated | We have all come to know Listeria on a first name basis during the last few months. But time has come to make sure there is clear understanding on who is who in this family and why this pathogen is so important

Statement Regarding the Source of the Listeriosis Outbreak

03 April 2018

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) is concerned about recent developments and statements supposedly released as facts into the public domain about the listeriosis outbreak, and has published this statement to offer clarification.

NICD situation update on listeriosis outbreak, South Africa 29 March

29 March 2018

982 cases and 189 deaths | 23 more laboratory-confirmed cases have been reported since the recall on 04 March 2018. Of those interviewed, ten had consumed implicated food products and two had direct contact with recalled food products. All exposures occurred prior to the recall.

Time for Some Listeria Hysteria!

29 March 2018

I'm not sure about you, but as a food safety professional (and a consumer), I have noted an increased number of reported Listeria incidents in recent years. What concerns me is the fact that it is popping up in new food categories that have traditionally not been implicated - mak

Whole Genome Sequencing results of Listeria monocytogenes found at Rainbow Foods’ Wolwehoek production facility

28 March 2018

The Ministry of Health confirms that the result of laboratory tests done on environmental samples collected from RCL Foods’ Wolwehoek production facility showed Listeria monocytogenes, but not the ST6 outbreak strain which has caused 91% of the human cases during the outbreak.

Listeriosis: Health, DAFF and DTI admits primary source of outbreak still unknown

28 March 2018

The Departments of Health (DoH); Trade and Industry (DTI) and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) have admitted to Parliament today that the primary source of the Listeriosis outbreak is still unknown.

Minister of Health responds to RCL Foods Limited claims

22 March 2018

The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has noted the statement released by Rainbow Chicken Limited regarding the results of their independent laboratory investigation, and wishes to respond as follows:

RCL Foods’ Wolwehoek plant has listeria strain that may still pose risk, Aaron Motsoaledi says

19 March 2018

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has taken RCL Foods to task for issuing a media statement announcing that its Wolwehoek factory was free of the ST6 strain of listeria, responsible for the current outbreak.

This is now the definitive list of banned meat products

19 March 2018

A third Tiger Brands factory in Pretoria was closed after "very low levels of Listeria" were found in products, the packaged goods company said on Monday morning.

Three major mistakes Tiger Brands made in response to the listeriosis crisis

16 March 2018

Tiger Brands, the South African food giant at the centre of the listeriosis storm engulfing the country, is facing serious brand erosion as a result of the way it handled the unfolding crisis.

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