Listeriosis outbreak: Consumers urged to return meats for refunds

eNCA's Michael Appel provides an update on the listeriosis outbreak from outside Enterprise's factory in Germiston. The company's production plant in Polokwane has been identified as the source of the unique strain. Video: eNCA
File: Polony, viennas, russians have been confirmed as the source of the deadly listeriosis outbreak. Photo: Pexels

JOHANNESBURG - Polony, viennas, russians have been confirmed as the source of the deadly listeriosis outbreak.

The National Consumer Commission blames it on poor hygiene.

So far 180 people have died, most of them in Gauteng.

The health department is warning the public to avoid all processed meat products produced by Enterprise Foods and Rainbow Chicken.

READ: Poor hygienic standards blamed for listeriosis outbreak

Authorities are also urging consumers to throw away or return processed meats to retailers.

Major retailers are also removing ready-to-eat meat products for now.

Meanwhile, food giant Tiger Brands will be meeting the National Consumer Commission on the listeriosis outbreak.

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