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The one year anniversary of the listeriosis outbreak

05 March 2019

This week we mark one year since the Department of Health confirmed they had identified the source of the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa - the largest outbreak of listeriosis in the world to date.

Two research projects shed light on Listeria

10 December 2018

Two recent research projects focusing on Listeria have helped boost understanding of the pathogen’s specific chemical and structural properties and improve food safety from farm to fork.

Tiger Brands allowed to reopen Polokwane facility after listeria outbreak

07 December 2018

Enterprise Polokwane has been issued a Certificate of Acceptability from the municipality's Environmental Health Department, permitting the factory to start production again.

Tiger Brands Doubts it will find the origin of Listeria Bacteria at Factories.

06 September 2018

The retail giant’s reputation has been shattered after it was found to be the source of the listeriosis bacteria in March this year.

Media Statement by The Minister Health on Listeriosis Outbreak

03 September 2018

Media Statement by The Minister Health on Listeriosis Outbreak - which has now officially been declared as over.

Statement on Recall of Food Implicated in European Listeriosis Outbreak

12 July 2018

An outbreak of listeriosis (a disease caused by Listeria monocytogenes) linked to frozen corn and possibly to other frozen vegetables, has been ongoing in five EU Member States. The outbreak strain is L. monocytogenes sequence type 6 (ST6), but this strain is NOT related to the S

Woolworths recall rice mix due to listeria risk

10 July 2018

Woolworths has issued a recall on their Frozen Savoury Rice Mix product, as a result of a global recall initiated by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency.

Listeriosis outbreak situation report 27 June

27 June 2018

Fewer than 5 cases per week have been reported for the last 4 weeks and Training of EHPs across the country is complete. 895 EHPs have been trained across all 9 provinces.

Listeria Guidance & Best Practices in Produce Facilities

18 June 2018

Many processors and fresh-cut organizations are taking some of the learnings from the meat industry, realizing that pathogens such as Listeria don’t really discriminate between meat and produce. The learnings from our food “cousins” in the meat industry regarding environmental Li

Listeriosis outbreak situation report 11 June

11 June 2018

The latest activities in the management of the listeriosis outbreak, now sitting at 1049 cases and 209 deaths.

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