Tiger Brands full-year profit fall by 37% after Listeriosis outbreak aftermath

SOUTH AFRICA - Tiger Brands Ltd., a South African packaged goods company, has said that its full-year profit fell as much as 37% after one of its plants was blamed for South Africa’s listeriosis outbreak. According to Bloomberg, the company shares dropped by 9.8%, the most since March 5, the day after the South African…

UAE recalls frozen vegetables and fruit linked to listeria outbreak

ASIA- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) will withdraw frozen vegetables and fruit products following a warning issued by the European Union on possible outbreak of listeriosis. The products were produced by Greenyard Frozen Company, a Belgium-based fresh, frozen and prepared fruit and vegetables firm. The nine items on…

New York based food processors halts food production on food safety violations

USA - New York food processors, Euroline Foods LLC and Royal Seafood Baza who jointly own a food processing facility have agreed to stop food preparation operations due to a possible Listeria contamination at the facility. A statement by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said since the facility’s food preparation areas were contaminated…

Greenyard reports US$35 million listeria-related product recall impact

BELGIUM - Belgian food company, Greenyard has reported that the first estimate on the financial impact from its recall of frozen products, potentially linked to an outbreak of the food-borne disease listeria in Europe, was estimated at US$35 million after insurance. According to Reuters, the company’s shares have fallen 38 percent since local media reports…

Woolworth recalls frozen rice as precaution amidst listeria outbreak in Europe

SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa-based multinational retail company, Woolworths Holdings Limited has recalled a frozen savory rice mix as part of a worldwide product recall issued by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency (HFSA) following listeria outbreak in Europe, according to Reuters. The recall comes after one of Woolworths suppliers was identified as the likely source…

Tiger Brands plans expansion into North Africa

SOUTH AFRICA - The packaged goods company, Tiger Brands is eying expansion into North Africa, outside its home market South Africa. According to a Bloomberg report, plan to expand outside SA, its biggest market was hampered by the listeriosis outbreak in the past months, claimed to have originated from one of its meat processing facilities.…

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…