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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 in South Africa - Lessons Learned Webinar

11 June 2018

In this webinar recording, Peter Embarek from the WHO and Henk C. den Bakker from the University of Georgia review the South African listeriosis outbreak in detail and share lessons learned.

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.

NICD Listeriosis Outbreak Situation Report 28 May 2018

02 June 2018

1 038 cases have been reported from 01 January 2017 to 22 May 2018. The number of new cases reported each week has decreased since the implicated products were recalled on 04 March 2018 (Figure 1). There are currently 208 deaths resulting from the outbreak.

NICD situation update on listeriosis outbreak, South Africa 21 May

24 May 2018

1 034 laboratory confirmed cases have been reported from 01 January 2017 to 10 May 2018. The number of reported cases per week has decreased since the implicated products were recalled on 04 March 2018 with a total of 64 cases reported since 5 March 2018 (average 6.4 cases/week)

NICD situation update on listeriosis outbreak, South Africa 14 May

15 May 2018

1 033 laboratory confirmed cases have been reported from 01 January 2017 to 10 May 2018, and there have been 204 deaths. The number of reported cases has decreased since the implicated products were recalled on 04 March 2018

Listeriosis outbreak situation report 7 May

09 May 2018

The Incident Management Team has been busy with factory visits, ongoing surveillance & investigation of cases, motivations to obtain additional funding - and will continue with factory visits and training activities for EHPs this week (7-11 May).

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