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2018 listeria outbreak

Health minister fears world’s worst listeriosis outbreak has yet to peak

The world’s worst listeriosis outbreak is not over and will likely sicken others in his country and throughout the region, according to South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. And during the past week, Nambia reported its first listeriosis case had sent a resident of that nation to the hospital in a severe condition.   “We… Continue Reading

A Spoor-Marler team plans class action for South African listeria victims

Prominent American food safety attorney Bill Marler went to South Africa as a conference speaker on the country’s listeria outbreak, but he’s returning to the USA in his familiar role as an advocate for the victims. South African human rights lawyer Richard Spoor says he teamed up with Marler and the food safety law firm… Continue Reading

South Africa’s processed meats blamed in Listeria outbreak

You might say the source of South Africa’s deadly Listeria outbreak was hiding in plain sight, but it took the deaths of 180 people before the Health Minister could collect enough evidence to name the culprits. A cold, processed meat product made by South Africa’s biggest producer of consumer foods is the cause of the… Continue Reading