By Steve Dellar   |  03-05-2018   News
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The government of South Africa, still in turmoil after changing their president two weeks ago, blamed a lack of cooperation by producers of cold meats as they faced urgent worldwide questions as to how it was possible that the cause of a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people in the past year was not found earlier.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">WATCH: Angry consumers outside the Enterprise factory shop in Germiston demanding their money back. Enterprise staff here saying they don’t have money on site. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Listeriosis</a> <a href="">@eNCA</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Michael (@TheMikeAppel) <a href="">March 5, 2018</a></blockquote>

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There is now a worldwide recall of certain South African meats with many people afraid to touch it after this morning’s reporting (see our related coverage. Whereas we earlier thought it only related to one product, the South African government has now expanded and is recalling all cold meats from supermarkets).

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Even though the health department of the South African government had identified the cold meat polony as the source of the listeria poisoning, it advised consumers to avoid all ready-to-eat processed meat as more than 1,000 people were said to be infected with listeria at this point.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Listeriosis</a> Pregnant women in South Africa told to avoid all processed meats ready to eat ‘like the plague’ <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ListeriosisAwareness</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Afirica</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FoodSafety</a> <a href=""></a> … <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Africa&#39;s Big 7 (@AfricaBig7) <a href="">March 5, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Mr Tshepo Makhura, a 37-year-old call centre agent had returned to a local supermarket with the meat bought earlier when he heard the news this morning: "I already packed my kids' lunch with this product, so I'm shocked."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">South Africa&#39;s processed meats blamed in Listeria outbreak <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; JEEPEG (@jeepeg) <a href="">March 5, 2018</a></blockquote>

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"I lost trust with Enterprise. I'll be scared even if they say this problem is solved. I would rather go back to peanut butter and jam."


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Anonymous No. 19907 1520261459

I'll be honest, it's nice to see a headlines about South African farmers and people dying where it's not the South African farmers being murdered.

Anonymous No. 19912 1520264701

1000 infected….

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