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Egypt lifts suspension on SA fruit and veggie imports

JOHANNESBURG, September 10 – The temporary suspension on South African Agricultural imports to Egypt has been lifted, according to a statement released by the Egyptian embassy in Pretoria on Monday. However, the Egyptian authorities have requested the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries take the necessary action to ensure that fresh fruit and vegetables exported […]

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Tiger Brands says listeria strain found in food samples

JOHANNESBURG, April 26 – South African food giant Tiger Brands said late on Wednesday it had received confirmation of the presence of the LST6 listeria strain in samples taken from its Enterprise Polokwane processed meat facility. Tiger Brands in March recalled all products from its Enterprise facilities in Polokwane, Pretoria and Germiston after the health minister said […]

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Listeriosis outbreak – SA consumers urged to observe sell-by, use-by dates

JOHANNESBURG, March 29 – The South African government on Wednesday, urged consumers to observe all sell-by and use-by date for ready-to-eat products despite all meat being inspected and being safe for human consumption at abattoirs and processing plants. “While meat legally placed on the market has been inspected and passed as safe for human consumption […]

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Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service warns travellers, smugglers against infected food items

Abuja, March 27 – The Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) has warned travellers and smugglers to be wary of listeria-infected food items. The Coordinating Director of NAQS, Dr Vincent Isegbe, gave the warning in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. NAN reports that listeriosis is food poisoning caused by […]

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Ekurhuleni municipality warns residents to avoid read-to-eat meat products over listerioris

JOHANNESBURG, March 6 – The local government in the Ekurhuleni municipality on Tuesday urged residents to avoid all ready-to-eat meat products after the health minister said at the weekend an outbreak of listeriosis which has killed some 180 people had been traced back to these foods. The city of Ekurhuleni said laboratory tests since last November […]

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#Listeriosis: Limpopo government meets with business

JOHANNESBURG, March 6 – A meeting between business organisations and Limpopo provincial government with businesses late Monday following the identification of Polokwane’s Entreprise food plant as source of deadly listeriosis bacteria. Spokesman Phuti Seloba said government environmental practitioners were hard at work conducting further tests in the province. “Limpopo provincial government is extremely concerned about […]

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Tiger Brands says recalls Enterprise ready-to-eat chilled processed meats over listeriosis

JOHANNESBURG, March 5 – South African food giant Tiger Brands said on Monday it was immediately recalling its Enterprise ready-to-eat chilled processed meat product range after the health minister identified it over the weekend as the source of a deadly listeriosis outbreak. “We have contacted all our customers to confirm that the recalled products are […]