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World Health Organisation 5 Keys to Safer Food
The Department of Health recommends adherence to the World Health Organisation's Five Keys to Safer Food in the fight against listeria in South Africa. You can view them here.
Multi-country outbreak of Listeria in the EU
South Africa is not the only country experiencing issues with Listeria monocytogenes. Europe has been experiencing a multi-country outbreak since 2015. Like us, they did whole genome sequencing to identify the strain, and like us theirs is an ST6 strain.
NICD Situation Report on Listeriosis Outbreak, South Africa (11 Jan)
Listeria outbreak deaths now reach 67, and the source has still not been identified.
Inspection of food processing facilities for listeria
Listeria outbreak -in the media briefing and subsequent press release by the DOH on Monday 8 January 2018 there were a number of issues which were pertinent for the food industry
Media statement by the Minister of Health - Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa
Media statement by the Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi regarding the update on the Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa - now at 727 confirmed cases
Listeriosis flare-up now seen as worst documented outbreak in global history
With the total number of confirmed cases of listeriosis in South Africa up to 717, food scientists are now calling it the worst documented listeriosis outbreak in global history.
Situation Report on Listeriosis Outbreak, South Africa (3 Jan)
As of 03 January 2018, a total of 717 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases have been reported since 01 January 2017. At present, the source of the outbreak is not known, so it is uncertain which food/s may be implicated. Cases of listeriosis will continue to be investigated.
Source of listeriosis outbreak not confirmed (NICD)
The listeriosis outbreak in South Africa is ongoing. At present, the source of the outbreak is not known, so it is uncertain which food/s may be implicated. Cases of listeriosis will continue to be investigated, with trace back and further investigation of any positive food/envir
Press Release DOH: Origin of contaminated listeria food samples identified
Gauteng Health calls on the public and private sector to cooperate with Environmental Health Officers in contact tracing following affirmative food samples from a positive Listeriosis patient. “The origin of the contaminated food samples has been traced to a shop located in Pret
Health department takes action on positive listeria results
Nearly a month after Aaron Motsoaledi, the South African Minister of Health, formally announced to the country that we were in the throes of a listeriosis outbreak, we have finally has a further announcement from the department of health.
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