Law firms join forces in Tiger Brands listeriosis class action lawsuit

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File: Polony, viennas, russians have been confirmed as the source of the deadly listeriosis outbreak.

File: Polony, viennas, russians have been confirmed as the source of the deadly listeriosis outbreak.

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File: Polony, viennas, russians have been confirmed as the source of the deadly listeriosis outbreak.

File: Polony, viennas, russians have been confirmed as the source of the deadly listeriosis outbreak.

JOHANNESBURG - Legal firms representing different parties seeking a class action lawsuit against Tiger Brands over the deadly listeriosis outbreak are to join forces.

The total claim against Tiger Brands now stands at around R400 million.

In March, ten applicants approached the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg to sue companies for the deaths and other damages as a result of the deadly outbreak.

The ten applicants subsequently filed a class action lawsuit.

Earlier in April, Tiger Brands indicated it would oppose the two applications where it and its subsidiary, Enterprise Foods, are the respondents.

READ: Listeriosis outbreak: Tiger Brands opposes applications for class action

Tiger Brands on Thursday said an independent laboratory confirmed the presence of the deadly listeria strain at its Polokwane factory.

The company says it will continue to cooperate with government to resolve issues around the outbreak.