The $29.2 million Tiger Brands spent to recall cold meat products associated with the world’s largest and most deadly listeriosis outbreak is not going to help the bottom line of South Africa’s largest food producer.
When the world’s worst rampage of listeriosis was at its peak, more than 30 confirmed cases were added to the outbreak weekly. After South Africa’s health officials identified the source and recalled the product from…
Continue Reading South Africa sees listeriosis cases drop; ramps up prevention
The deaths of at least 78 newborns in the ongoing South African listeriosis outbreak has created one of those “teaching moments” about how especially dangerous the pathogen is to pregnant women.
A dream team of world-class food safety experts is ready to go on behalf of the victims and their family members, according to the mammoth 501-page lawsuit dropped on Tiger Brands this past Thursday by…
Continue Reading Dream team ready to help South African listeriosis victims
Week-old speculation about frozen corn being responsible for a three-year listeriosis outbreak in Europe, which has had an 18.75 percent fatality rate, is probably correct.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre
A woman who lived into her 90s in the Australian province of New South Wales (NSW) has become the sixth fatality in a rockmelon-caused listeriosis outbreak. With her death, the outbreak’s fatality rate is approaching…
Continue Reading Timeline on Australian listeriosis outbreak has yet to expire
Is there a link between the world’s worst listeriosis outbreak in South Africa and Brazil’s broken and scandal-plagued meat and poultry industries?
And could that link be something called “white slime?”
Before there were any…
Continue Reading Is broken Brazil responsible for sickened South Africa?
South African officials say an outbreak of listeriosis has killed 172 people since the start of 2017. It is the world’s largest reported Listeria outbreak.
The National Institute of Communicable Diseases said 915 cases of…
Continue Reading Death toll nears 200 in listeriosis outbreak in South Africa
The death count in South Africa’s listeriosis outbreak — the worst documented outbreak from Listeria monocytogenes in global history — has topped 100.
The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported this week that the…
Continue Reading Death count in South Africa’s Listeria outbreak tops 100