People affected by listeriosis invited to be part of civil suit

Tiger Brands is now facing a class-action lawsuit over the listeria outbreak but whatever the outcome, the heartbreak of these two families cannot be erased. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Hundreds of people affected by the listeriosis outbreak have until March to lodge claims for compensation.

The Johannesburg High Court has appointed two law firms to pursue civil claims on behalf of those affected by the outbreak since 2017.

Considered the world’s biggest listeriosis outbreak, it claimed at least 216 lives and affected more than a thousand people.

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The killer? Polony and other processed meats coming from a Tiger Brands plant in Polokwane.

Tiger Brands is cooperating with the law firms.

Those affected have six weeks to indicate whether they don’t want to be part of the civil suit.