Kenya lifts ban on poultry imports from Uganda after 15 months

KENYA - Kenya will resume importation of poultry carcasses, eggs and day old chicks from Uganda in totality, after a recommendation that ascertained the country was free of avian influenza disease, reports Business Daily. According to a report given by the Deputy Director of Veterinary Services, Michael Cheruiyot, they had lifted the ban partially and…

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…

Shares dip as Tiger Brands braces for class action lawsuit

SOUTH AFRICA - The share price of Tiger Brands dipped by more than 5% in early trade on Monday, before recovering to trade a touch over 3% down on news that South African listeriosis victims plan to file a class action case against the group. Richard Spoor, known in South Africa for his work for mineworkers…

SA Poultry Association questions Brazilian chicken after Listeriosis scare

SOUTH AFRICA - Reports about corruption and the evasion of food safety checks in the Brazilian meat and poultry industries are a continuing concern for South African consumers, reports Sedibeng Ster. The latest report is that the Brazilian police are investigating charges that top executives at Brazil’s major poultry exporter are alleged to have engaged…

Tiger Brands division to recall affected products, but conducting own Listeriosis tests

SOUTH AFRICA - Tiger Brands, on behalf of its division Enterprise Foods, has committed to recalling products that are identified with listeriosis outbreak, but are conducting its own tests as well. This follows an announcement by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Sunday that the source of the present…

Tiger Brands factory is the source of Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa – Ministry

SOUTH AFRICA - The outbreak of listeriosis has been traced to an Enterprise Foods facility in Polokwane, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced on Sunday. "We can now conclude scientifically that the source of the present outbreak is the Enterprise Food production facility located in Polokwane," he said at the offices of the National Institute of…