Tanzania lifts ban on some meat products from South Africa

TANZANIA - Tanzania has formally lifted the ban on meat product imports from some specific processing facilities in South Africa following the outbreak of listeriosis declared in the country by the Minister of Health early last year. A statement from the Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) however indicated that imports from some factories associated…

Tiger Brands makes changes to its executive after costly Listeriosis

SOUTH AFRICA - The South African packaged goods company, Tiger Brands has announced changes to its executive leadership following a listeriosis outbreak that is reported to have cost it close to US$29 million, reported Business Day. The company said Yokesh Maharaj would join the group from early July as chief growth officer for exports and…

Tiger Brands to open Enterprise polony factory by end of 2018

SOUTH AFRICA - The South African packaged good company, Tiger Brands has told their shareholders that the opening of the Enterprise polony factory in Polokwane is set to be by the end of this year. However, the group said though production at the site is expected to start by October 2018, its opening would depend…

Tiger Brands’ half year earnings drop 16% on Listeriosis outbreak

SOUTH AFRICA - Half year earnings for the Africa’s biggest packaged-food producer, Tiger Brands dropped by 16% following the outbreak of the ‘world’s worst’ listeriosis outbreak reported to have cost it US$29 million. The deadly listeriosis outbreak which has killed 200 people since early 2017 was linked to one of its meat processing facilities leading…

Listeriosis crisis plunge the pork industry with 40% fall in producer prices

SOUTH AFRICA - The Listeriosis crisis has reportedly weighed down the country’s pork industry, producer prices having fallen 40%, resulting in rands accounted for losses by the pig farmers. The Listeriosis outbreak, claimed to have affected 945 patients and confirmed to have killed 176 people has led to the closure of several processing facilities including…

Rwanda ban on fruits from SA remains on issues around Listeria

RWANDA - Rwanda’s ban on fruits and other agric produce imported from South Africa remains standing until South Africa confirms that it has been able to control the listeriosis spread that has claimed 180 lives, report New Times. While Rwanda produces avocado, tree tomato, banana, passion fruits, mango, oranges, most of its apples are imported…

Neogen wins 2018 CFIA innovation trophy with its Listeria detection system

SCOTLAND – Neogen Corporation, which develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety, with its revolutionary Listeria Right Now environmental pathogen detection system has won the 2018 CFIA innovation trophy in the food industry technology. The CFIA (Carrefour des Fournisseurs de l’Industrie Agroalimentaire) is an annual agro-food industry supplier fair held in France…

New York raw milk cheese company ordered to stop manufacture and sales

NEW YORK - A New York raw milk cheese company whose products were linked to a multi-state outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono), has been ordered by a federal court not to manufacture its ready-to-eat aged soft, semi-soft and hard cheeses until it complies with food safety regulations. The U.S. District Court for the Northern…

Listeriosis outbreaks shuts another Tiger Brands facility

SOUTH AFRICA - All products manufactured at Value Added Meat Product's (VAMP) Pretoria facility are being recalled by Tiger Brands‚ including the company’s Snax brand‚ as a precautionary measure‚ Tiger Brands said on Monday. Production at the plant will also be suspended. "This decision was taken as a result of the detection of Listeria monocytogenes at…

RCL’s Wolwehoek factory cleared of Listeria strain by a French lab

SOUTH AFRICA - RCL Foods has said that tests conducted by an independent laboratory in France showed the Wolwehoek polony plant was free of ST6 strain claimed to be the source of Listeriosis scare in the country. According to the company, the laboratory, considered to be a leading expert in the field tested the facility…