WATCH: Enterprise needs to take responsibility for listeriosis outbreak: NICD

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Supermarkets began a mass recall of meat products across the country.

Supermarkets began a mass recall of meat products across the country.

 

JOHANNESBURG - The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says Enterprise Foods needs to take responsibility for the listeriosis outbreak that has seen 180 people die. 

According to Dr Juno Thomas of the NICD, her organisation found that Enterprise&39;smonitoringg and safety controls were insufficient. 

EXPLAINER: Symptoms associated with listeriosis

On Monday, Tiger Brands (Enterprise&39;s holding company) said it&39;s preparing for legal action from consumers.

The Minister of Health has said the deadly listeriosis outbreak has been traced to Enterprise processed meat products. 

However, the company says there&39;s nothing linking its products and the deaths. 

 



 

Enterprise has recalled a number of processed meat products, but retailers had already pulled some products from their shelves on Monday morning.