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

East Rand, 5 March 2018 - The Health Department is warning the public to avoid all processed meat products produced by Enterprise Foods and Rainbow Chicken. So far 180 people have died, mostly in Gauteng. Video: eNCA


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'smonitoringg and safety controls were insufficient. 

EXPLAINER: Symptoms associated with listeriosis

On Monday, Tiger Brands (Enterprise's holding company) said it'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'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. 






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