A new journal article on the polony tragedy was just published: “Cost estimation of listeriosis (Listeria monocytogenes) occurrence in South Africa in 2017 and its food safety implications.”

Some main points:

Estimate the loss of 204 that died was at least $240,000,000 US

Hospitalization costs were at least $10,400,000 US

Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: It has nearly been six years since over 1,000 people were sickened and over 200 died from Listeria-tainted Polony in South Africa

Five years ago, three-year-old Jordin Du Preez was fed a polony sandwich at her preschool. The Tiger Brand’s polony in the sandwich was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and nearly killed Jordin and her classmates and left them with debilitating health consequences.

The Tiger Brands polony listeriosis outbreak began at the
Continue Reading Mother describes daughter’s near death from 2017 Tiger Brands Listeria outbreak

In March of this year it will be 4 years since I boarded a flight from Seattle to Johannesburg (20 plus hour flight) to speak at a food safety conference just days after the South

Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: The World’s Largest and Deadliest Listeria Outbreak is turning 4 in March

“They took away something that I was waiting for almost eight years of my life.”

Over the course of their first eight years of marriage, South African Thenjiwe Dodo and her husband tried to have a child. In 2018, after eight years, and eight miscarriages, Thenjiwe was one month away
Continue Reading South African mother loses newborn to listeriosis in 2018 Tiger brand polony outbreak