Rockmelon listeria outbreak: How to reduce your risk of infection - Health - ABC News

Last week, health authorities confirmed a fifth person had died and a woman had miscarried as a result of a listeria outbreak linked to contaminated …

New South Wales

Township favourites shunned amid listeriosis scandal

Johannesburg - At the Good Hope restaurant in Johannesburg’s Alexandra township, Bongiwe Maseko goes out of her way to assure customers that the food …

Business (South Africa)

Suffer the kotas: Restaurants assure customers the food is safe amid listeriosis fears

At the Good Hope restaurant in Johannesburg’s Alexandra township, Bongiwe Maseko goes out of her way to assure customers that the food is safe to eat.


Australia, S. Africa post high fatality rates in Listeria outbreaks

The Australian and South African listeriosis outbreaks have one thing in common — fatality rates as high as 26 to 28 percent.Health officials in …

Environmental Health

Q&A with SAFTU's Vavi on why unions have been quiet about listeriosis

The unions have been quiet about the listeriosis scandal. Chris Barron asked the South African Federation of Trade Unions’ Zwelinzima Vavi...


Food bank recalls another 32 tons of food for pathogen risks

Days after recalling 11 tons of donated chia seeds because of rodent droppings, the Oregon Food Bank recalled almost 32 tons of pumpkin seeds and …

Health Ministry confirms listeria presence at Rainbow Chicken plant in FS

JOHANNESBURG – The Health Ministry has confirmed that Rainbow Chicken Limited’s Wolwehoek plant in the Free State was found to be contaminated with …

Environmental Health

#Listeriosis: Tiger Brand recalls products from its Pretoria plant

Johannesburg - Food company Tiger Brands said on Monday it had decided to recall to include all products at the Pretoria facility of its Value Added …


S.Africa chain withdraws third meat brand over listeria fears

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) -<p>A South African supermarket chain has withdrawn a third brand of sausages after the world's worst listeria outbreak which has claimed at least 183 lives since January last year.<p>Shoprite said it would no longer be selling farmer's Deli sausages as a precautionary measure as "the …


Listeriosis found on dairy farm and in two shops near Ladysmith

Listeriosis has hit Ladysmith, with a dairy farm and two shops testing positive for the disease in the Ladysmith area.<p>Uthukela District Health …


Listeriosis scare rocks community of Soweto as parents rush to hospital | Sunday Independent

When staff at a Soweto child centre, where Elizabeth Booth’s five-year-old son attends, phoned her and told her to hurry up and meet her at a local …


Shoprite says recalled Farmer's Deli red Viennas following discovery of listeria

CAPE TOWN – The Shoprite Group has recalled Farmers Deli red viennas after finding listeria in one of the batches. But it's not linked to the recall …

Environmental Health

Deadly listeria could herald tighter food safety rules in South Africa

LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) - A huge and deadly outbreak of listeria in South Africa could alter the country’s approach to food-borne disease and prompt improvements in food safety standards, a leading health official said on Friday.<p>The World Health Organization’s top specialist on global food …

South Africa

Shoprite recalls viennas in new listeria scare

Namibia: Windhoek Schlachterei Declared Listeriosis Free

Windhoek — Following the recent outbreak of listeriosis in South Africa, Windhoek Schlachterei, which is a member of Namibia Dairies and a subsidiary …


News in Brief 16 March 2018

16 March 2018<p>News in Brief<p>OHCHR & UNICEF: Fighting and food & water shortages leave thousands of Syrians at risk<br>• Refugee figures approach total …


What’s Behind the Deadliest Outbreak of Listeriosis

South Africa is struggling to contain a deadly outbreak of listeriosis that’s been declared the world’s worst on record. More than 900 people were …


S.Africa's listeria outbreak in early stages, will spread - minister

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The worst listeria outbreak on record is only in its early stages and will likely infect more people in South Africa and the region, health minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Thursday.<p>A couple leaves Tiger Brands factory shop in Germiston, Johannesburg, South Africa, March …

Processed Meat

Fifth person dies in Australia's rockmelon listeria outbreak

A Victorian man in his 80s has died and a woman has miscarried as a result of deadly outbreak<p>An elderly man has died and a woman has miscarried as a result of the nationwide listeria outbreak, which has been linked to contaminated rockmelon.<p>The Victorian man in his 80s was the fifth person to die …

Public Health

Third Victorian dies in listeria outbreak

A third person has died in Victoria due to the national outbreak of listeria linked to rockmelons.<p>The man, in his 80s, died earlier in the week, with …

Public Health

Tons of South African Cold Meat Recalled Over #Listeriosis Fears

More than 3,500 tons of Tiger Brands' Enterprise ready-to-eat, chilled meat products have been recalled as the embattled company awaits the outcome …


These 7 Foods That Could Potentially Contain Listeria Might Surprise You

I have an untold amount of fear about foodborne illness. It all began when I was around 15 years old and my mom took me out to eat at a new pub. I …

Centers for Disease Control

Fifth death and miscarriage linked to national listeria outbreak

A third Victorian has died and a woman has suffered a miscarriage after a national outbreak of listeria linked to contaminated rockmelons.<p>The death …

New South Wales

Meat industry blames media, minister and consumers for listeria hysteria

Industry insists that the Tiger Brands factory cannot be the only source of the listeriosis outbreak


Death toll from listeria could be much higher

The death toll from the listeriosis outbreak could be much higher as countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region‚ do not …


South Africa: 11 More Listeriosis Cases As Food Recall Continues

Microscopic view of Listeriosis bacteria.<p>Eleven more cases of listeriosis have been reported to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases …

South Africa

Food company recalls pigs' ears product over meningitis scare

A food company has recalled its pigs’ ears in a meningitis scare.<p>The Food Standards Agency has warned the product from Monolith (UK) could cause an …

Environmental Health

South Africa to back anyone pursuing legal action in listeria outbreak

JOHANNESBURG, March 15 (Reuters) - South Africa’s health minister said on Thursday the government would support anyone intending court action over the worst listeria outbreak in history that has killed 180 people since January last year.<p>A human rights lawyer has said he plans to launch a class …

South Africa

eNCA | Some African countries still trust SA products amid listeriosis outbreak

Ministers of Health from South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, and Namibia met on Thursday.

South Africa

SADC ministers meet Motsoaledi over listeriosis

The death toll from the listeriosis outbreak could be much higher as countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region do not …

South Africa