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Fin24.com | Local processed meat demand down 75% due to listeriosis

By: News24 on 08 June 2018

The Department of Trade and Industry says preliminary research shows that South Africa's pork industry has been the hardest hit following an outbreak of listeriosis.

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Government conducting a review of food safety legislation to curb listeriosis

By: IOL on 18 May 2018

The government said that it was conducting a review of food safety legislation in a bid to prevent another deadly outbreak of listeriosis.

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Death toll from listeria outbreak rises to 204

By: IOL on 17 May 2018

The death toll from the world's largest ever outbreak of the food-borne disease listeria has risen to 204.

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News24.com | Listeriosis cases on the decline

By: News24 on 17 May 2018

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases says a total of 64 cases have been reported since March 5, 2018.

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eNCA | Listeriosis death toll tops 200

By: eNCA on 17 May 2018

The good news is the number of cases diagnosed each week has decreased.

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Listeriosis can be prevented

By: Record East on 02 May 2018

"Wash food before cooking and ensure that the food is thoroughly cooked either by boiling or frying."

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Tiger Brands says listeria strain found in food samples

By: IOL on 26 April 2018

Tiger Brands said it had received confirmation of the presence of the LST6 listeria strain in samples taken from its Enterprise Polokwane processed meat facility.

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eNCA | Law firms join forces in Tiger Brands listeriosis class action lawsuit

By: eNCA on 26 April 2018

Legal firms representing different parties seeking a class action lawsuit against Tiger Brands over the deadly listeriosis outbreak are to join forces.

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eNCA | Listeriosis strain confirmed in Tiger Brands factory

By: eNCA on 26 April 2018

The company already faces two class-action suits over the outbreak, which has killed over 180 people.

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Fifty more listeriosis cases reported

By: Record East on 25 April 2018

The Department of Health says the number of confirmed cases are on the decrease.

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eNCA | Fifty cases of listeriosis identified since recall of contaminated food

By: eNCA on 23 April 2018

One hundred and ninety nine people have died, according to the latest National Institute of Communicable Diseases report.

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eNCA | SA pork industry could lose R1bn due to listeriosis outbreak: FNB economist

By: eNCA on 23 April 2018

A variety of ready-to-eat processed meats, mainly made from pork, have been recalled from supermarket shelves after being identified as the source of disease outbreak.

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News24.com | 50 new cases of listeriosis reported since product recall

By: News24 on 23 April 2018

Fifty new cases of listeriosis have been reported since affected food products were recalled on March 4.

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eNCA | Fifty cases of listeriosis identified so far

By: eNCA on 23 April 2018

One hundred and ninety nine people have died, according to the latest National Institute of Communicable Diseases report.

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Western Cape ranks second among new #listeriosis cases

By: IOL on 17 April 2018

The number of listeriosis cases continues to decline, but Western Cape is ranked second among the number of new #listeriosis cases being reported.

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Two more people die of #Listeriosis

By: IOL on 14 April 2018

While cases continue to decline, it is expected that some new outbreak-related cases could still be reported

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News24.com | More than 400 newborn babies infected with listeriosis: NICD

By: News24 on 11 April 2018

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has reported that 412 of the 973 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases are babies less than 28 days old.

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eNCA | Listeriosis outbreak: Tiger Brands to challenge lawsuit

By: eNCA on 10 April 2018

Tiger Brands and its subsidiary Enterprise Foods are respondents in a proposed case over the outbreak.

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eNCA | Listeriosis outbreak: Tiger Brands opposes applications for class action

By: eNCA on 10 April 2018

Tiger Brands and its subsidiary Enterprise Foods are respondents in a proposed case over the outbreak.

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eNCA | Australia exported listeria-tainted melons to nine countries: WHO

By: eNCA on 09 April 2018

The rockmelons, or cantaloupes, were sent to Hong Kong, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

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NICD: Motsoaledi was not misled on Listeriosis

By: Record East on 04 April 2018

"The implication that the NICD has misled the minister of health and the public is rejected."

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#Listeriosis: Class action lawsuit filed against Tiger Brands

By: IOL on 29 March 2018

Human rights lawyer Richard Spoor has filed a class action lawsuit against Tiger Brands over the listeria outbreak which has killed 180 people.

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Listeria class action lawsuit gains momentum

By: IOL on 29 March 2018

An application to apply for the certification of a Listeria class action was expected to be filed on Thursday in the Johannesburg High Court.

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eNCA | Listeriosis death toll climbs

By: eNCA on 29 March 2018

According to the instituteâ??s latest update, there were 982 laboratory-confirmed cases of Listeriosis in South Africa, as of 26 March 2018.

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#Listeriosis: Class action lawsuit filed against Tiger Brands

By: IOL on 29 March 2018

Human rights lawyer Richard Spoor has filed a class action lawsuit against Tiger Brands over the listeria outbreak which has killed 180 people.

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News24.com | Listeriosis outbreak 'like Life Esidimeni'

By: News24 on 28 March 2018

An MP has likened the listeriosis outbreak to the Life Esidimeni tragedy, in which 144 pateints lost their lives.

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News24.com | Declare state of emergency over listeriosis outbreak, urges EFF

By: News24 on 22 March 2018

The EFF is demanding that President Cyril Ramaphosa declare a state of emergency to deal with the listeriosis outbreak that has claimed more than 180 lives.

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

By: Mail & Guardian on 21 March 2018

South Africa's food making giant, Tiger Brands, could have handled the listeriosis crisis better.

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Rand Water assures consumers of Listeriosis-free drinking water

By: Krugers Dorp News on 21 March 2018

Rand Water continuously tests the quality of its bulk drinking water for compliance prior to supplying to municipalities.

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Listeria may bite Tiger Brands for R1bn

By: IOL on 20 March 2018

Tiger Brands continued its slippage on the JSE yesterday, losing a further 1.54percent as the beleaguered company shut another factory.

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Small business hit by #listeriosis scare

By: IOL on 20 March 2018

Small business owners relying on the sale of processed meat like polony and Russian sausages say they have been hard hit by the listeriosis outbreak.

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SA pork industry dealt heavy blow from listeriosis outbreak

By: IOL on 19 March 2018

The SA pork industry says it has been dealt a major blow in an effort to curb the deadly listeriosis which has claimed more than 180 lives.

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UPDATE: Pretoria food factory shut down after listeria found

By: Record East on 19 March 2018

Tiger Brandsâ?? woes seem to be far from over.

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Traces of listeria see another Tiger Brand factory shut down

By: Mail & Guardian on 19 March 2018

The company is closing down an abattoir and another factory in the hope of finding out how Listeria ended up in its products

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Tiger Brands has lost R30 million thanks to #Listeriosis recall

By: IOL on 19 March 2018

Tiger Brands said it expected its meat products unit to record a monthly loss of up to R33m after it suspended operations at four sites.

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#Listeriosis: Tiger Brand recalls products from its Pretoria plant

By: IOL on 19 March 2018

Tiger Brands said it is recalling all products at the Pretoria facility of its Value Added Meat Products brand after "the detection of Listeria monocytogenes".

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News24.com | KZN health department waiting on listeriosis report

By: News24 on 19 March 2018

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health is waiting for a report which will reveal whether there has been a listeriosis outbreak in the province.

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News24.com | 'Low levels' of listeria detected at Tiger Brands' Pretoria plant

By: News24 on 19 March 2018

Tiger Brands has closed its factory in Pretoria after it detected "low levels" of listeria at the plant.

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eNCA | Listeria detected at Tiger Brands' Pretoria plant

By: eNCA on 19 March 2018

Production at the plant, which produces the companyâ??s SNAX brand, will also be suspended.

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Traces of listeria see another Tiger Brands factory shut down

By: Mail & Guardian on 19 March 2018

The company is closing down an abattoir and another factory in the hope of finding out how Listeria ended up in its products

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Shoprite recalls another product with traces of listeria in Pta

By: Record East on 17 March 2018

Presence of listeria monocytogenes was identified in an initial testing of a single batch of Farmerâ??s Deli red viennas.

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eNCA | Shoprite recalls Farmerâ??s Deli red viennas after Listeria detected

By: eNCA on 17 March 2018

Shoprite said that further testing was necessary to confirm the presence of harmful levels of Listeria bacteria.

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Listeriosis and your pets; the lowdown

By: Krugers Dorp News on 17 March 2018

Addressing pet parents' listeriosis concerns.

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Wolwehoek polony plant clear of #Listeriosis - RCL Foods

By: IOL on 16 March 2018

Goods and milling company RCL Foods said its Wolwehoek polony plant in the Free State province was clear of the listeria strain.

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News24.com | #News24 ICYMI: NPA to prosecute Zuma; Rainbow polony cleared of listeria – RCL Foods; and 20-year-old smashes Wayde's 200m SA record

By: News24 on 16 March 2018

The National Prosecuting Authority boss Shaun Abrahams has no choice but to charge Jacob Zuma, writes Adriaan Basson, the “world’s most comfortable shoe” is now made from South African trees and an emirates hostess who “fell off” a plane bound for Dubai dies.

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News24.com | Rainbow polony privately cleared of deadly listeria strain – RCL Foods

By: News24 on 16 March 2018

RCL Foods says tests conducted by an independent laboratory in France have confirmed that the company's Wolwehoek plant is clear of the ST6 listeria strain.

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News24.com | Shoprite recalls red viennas after listeria detected

By: News24 on 16 March 2018

The Shoprite Group is recalling a batch of Farmer’s Deli red viennas after being notified of the presence of listeria monocytogenes in an initial testing of a single batch.

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Wolwehoek polony factory has been cleared of listeriosisâ?? RCL

By: Mail & Guardian on 16 March 2018

â??RCL Foods said in a statement on Friday that no trace of the listeria strain was found in the Free State polony facility of its subsidiary Rainbow

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Wolwehoek polony plant clear of #Listeriosis - RCL Foods

By: IOL on 16 March 2018

Goods and milling company RCL Foods said its Wolwehoek polony plant in the Free State province was clear of the listeria strain.

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RCL Foods says Wolwehoek polony plant clear of listeria strain

By: IOL on 16 March 2018

RCL Foods said its Wolwehoek polony plant in the Free State province was clear of the listeria strain.

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Wolwehoek polony plant clear of #Listeriosis - RCL Foods

By: IOL on 16 March 2018

Goods and milling company RCL Foods said its Wolwehoek polony plant in the Free State province was clear of the listeria strain.

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'Unclear' listeriosis announcement causes panic - SA union

By: IOL on 15 March 2018

The Food and Allied Workers Union said it was disturbed by the unclear public pronouncements made by Aaron Motsoaledi about the listeriosis outbreak.

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News24.com | Listeriosis scare: 3 500 tons of polony and cold meat returned so far

By: News24 on 15 March 2018

Tiger Brands has recalled 3 500 tons of its Enterprise ready-to-eat, chilled meat products as it awaits the outcome of a report it has commissioned.

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eNCA | Some African countries still trust SA products amid listeriosis outbreak

By: eNCA on 15 March 2018

Ministers of Health from South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, and Namibia met on Thursday.

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SA calls for extraordinary SADC meeting to tackle #Listeriosis

By: IOL on 15 March 2018

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has called an extraordinary meeting to brief his counterparts on the outbreak of listeriosis and the efforts made to contain it.

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eNCA | Motsoaledi calls for extraordinary SADC meeting on listeriosis

By: eNCA on 15 March 2018

Several neighbouring countries have suspended processed meat imports from South Africa.

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News24.com | 11 more listeriosis cases recorded as food recall continues

By: News24 on 15 March 2018

Eleven more cases of listeriosis have been reported to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, but the death toll remains at 183.

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#Listeriosis: How Tiger Brands got it wrong

By: IOL on 15 March 2018

Tiger Brands will be remembered for trying to deny responsibility and refusing to apologise, an impression created by comments from the companyâ??s CEO.

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#Listeriosis outbreak a wake-up call for Africa

By: IOL on 15 March 2018

Replacing meat with plant-based protein would not only benefit human health but also support the environment and Africaâ??s natural resources.

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'Unclear' listeriosis announcement causes panic - SA union

By: IOL on 15 March 2018

The Food and Allied Workers Union said it was disturbed by the unclear public pronouncements made by Aaron Motsoaledi about the listeriosis outbreak.

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#Listeriosis: Nine kids fell ill at Joburg crèche

By: IOL on 14 March 2018

The owner of a crèche where listeriosis was first detected in Joburg has spoken of the trauma of having nine children falling violently ill in one go.

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Listeria: O'Sullivan set to sue

By: IOL on 13 March 2018

Forensic investigator Paul Oâ??Sullivan and Forensics For Justice (FFJ) plan to open criminal dockets against Tiger Brands over 180 listeriosis deaths and 479 instances of sickness.

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First #Listeriosis case in Namibia after SA outbreak

By: IOL on 13 March 2018

Namibia has reported its first case of listeriosis since an outbreak in neighbouring South Africa erupted at the beginning of last year, killing 183 people so far.

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What really led to worldâ??s worst listeriosis outbreak in South Africa

By: IOL on 13 March 2018

The Conversation Africaâ??s health editor Candice Bailey spoke to Prof Lise Korsten about the challenges around food safety in the country.

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Massive Tiger Brands lawsuit following #ListeriosisOutbreak

By: IOL on 13 March 2018

Pressure continued on embattled food giant Tiger Brands with its shares slumped on the pending and potentially massive class-action suit

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Listeriosis-contaminated food products to be safely disposed of

By: Record East on 12 March 2018

The minister of Environmental Affairs has assured South Africans that all contaminated waste will be safely disposed of.

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eNCA | SA lawyers plan to sue food company over listeriosis

By: eNCA on 12 March 2018

Attorney Richard Spoor confirmed that his firm would file a class action suit against Tiger Brands whose facility was revealed to be the origin of the listeria epidemic.

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#Listeriosis: 9 tips to protect your family

By: IOL on 12 March 2018

Consumer watchdog Georgina Crouth shares some tips for protecting your family from the listeriosis outbreak.

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#Listeriosis: Food safety is our shared responsibility

By: IOL on 12 March 2018

In an ideal world, health inspectors would be monitoring every food truck, roadside stand, market, café and home industry, but authorities have limited resources.

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Lawyers to bring listeriosis class action

By: IOL on 12 March 2018

US experts have been enlisted to assist in a class action suit to be launched on behalf listeriosis victims.

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#Listeriosis: Flagged food products still being sold

By: IOL on 11 March 2018

The listeriosis outbreak has not deterred some retailers from continuing to sell products similar to those implicated in 183 deaths in South Africa.

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News24.com | Lawyers invite victims to sue over listeriosis outbreak

By: News24 on 11 March 2018

Victims of the current listeriosis outbreak in the country will be invited to sue the owner of the factory named as the source, a human rights lawyer says.

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Doctor didn't know what listeriosis was

By: IOL on 11 March 2018

Huge relief when the health department identified the source of listeriosis which had claimed the lives of 180 people.

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Listeriosis: What you need to know and do

By: Krugers Dorp News on 11 March 2018

Symptoms are usually mild and may include fever, myalgia (pain in a muscle or group of muscles), malaise and sometimes nausea or diarrhoea.

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#Listeriosis: Muslims warned to steer clear of viennas, polony

By: IOL on 10 March 2018

Muslim Judicial Council Halaal Trust director Sheikh Achmat Sedick has urged Muslims to avoid processed meat products like viennas and polony for now.

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#Listeriosis: Ham sandwich made Joburg MMC ill

By: IOL on 10 March 2018

Joburg environmental and infrastructure service MMC Nico De Jager was hospitalised after eating ham bought for his son's sandwiches two weeks ago.

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Poultry body slams government over listeriosis

By: IOL on 10 March 2018

The South African Poultry Association said the government had not applied the same safety standards used for local meat producers to importers.

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#Listeriosis: 'Contaminated foodstuffs safely disposed'

By: IOL on 10 March 2018

The environmental affairs department has stringent measures in place to avoid the risk of exposure to foods contaminated with the Listeria bacteria.

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Why is biltong not vulnerable to #Listeriosis?

By: IOL on 09 March 2018

"I have been aware of bacteria existing in biltong - uncooked meat - so why is it not vulnerable to the ST6 listeriosis strain."

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#Listeriosis: How mom's grief turned to joy

By: IOL on 09 March 2018

Candice Turner's world was turned upside-down the day she was told she had contracted the listeria virus.

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#Listeriosis: Minister pledges support for families of dead who take on companies

By: IOL on 09 March 2018

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has given an undertaking to support families of 180 people killed by listeriosis should they sue companies involved in the outbreak of the food poisoning.

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#Listeriosis: Concern mounts over 'imported chicken paste'

By: IOL on 09 March 2018

South Africa's poultry producers association was concerned that the country was accepting imports of untested mechanically deboned meat.

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Tiger Brands vows to get to the bottom of #Listeriosis outbreak

By: IOL on 09 March 2018

Tiger Brands said that it was doing everything it can to get to the root cause of the listeria bacteria found in its food production plant in Limpopo.

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Health department vows to help victims with #Listeriosis litigation

By: IOL on 08 March 2018

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said his department would assist with data to institute litigation against companies found to have sold contaminated food.

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Calls mount for food companies to be prosecuted over #Listeriosis outbreak

By: IOL on 08 March 2018

MPs want Tiger Brands and RCL foods to face prosecution over listeriosis deaths, and for the two companies to appear Parliament.

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