JOHANNESBURG - Food giant Tiger Brands hosted a media briefing on Monday afternoon on the country's listeriosis outbreak.
#Listeriosis TigerBrands MacDougall says food safety is a priority, they have taken corrective steps to deal with this— malungelo booi (@malungelob) March 5, 2018
#Listeriosis TigerBrands MacDougall says they have satisfied food safety standards— malungelo booi (@malungelob) March 5, 2018
Tiger Brands says they detected low levels of Listeriosis in February, affected products were quarantined. #ListeriosisOutbreak— KhayelihleKhumalo (@KhayaJames) March 5, 2018
#TigerBrands : At 12:35, we received notification for 3 products, we are concerned & we are being extra vigilant & immediate action taken— KhayelihleKhumalo (@KhayaJames) March 5, 2018
MacDougall : There's no direct link with death with regard to their products, there's no correlation. #ListeriosisOutbreak— KhayelihleKhumalo (@KhayaJames) March 5, 2018
It owns the Enterprise Foods plant in Polokwane, which has been identified as the source of the outbreak.
So far, 180 people have died, most of them in Gauteng.
Officials from Tiger Brands and the National Consumer Commission are meeting about the matter.
The National Consumer Commission blames the outbreak on poor hygiene.