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Tiger Brands and Enterprise Foods Listeria Outbreak and Litigation - South Africa

The South Africa Department of Health announced a Listeria outbreak in December 2017. South Africa’s Minister of Health, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, announced that the source of the outbreak was two brands of polony manufactured by Tiger Brands of Enterprise Foods and Rainbow Chicken Limited. Health officials traced the source to the Enterprise food-production facility in Polokwane.

As of June 27, 2018, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NCID) reports 1053 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases from all provinces since January 1, 2017. Of those 1053 cases, 212 deaths have been reported. To date, this is the largest Listeria outbreak in history.

South Africa’s National Consumer Commission ordered a recall of all Enterprise polony, smoked Russians, frankfurters, and Rainbow brand chicken products.

If you or a family member is experiencing symptoms contact the Centre for Enteric Diseases at (011) 555-0343.

Marler Clark is partnering with the offices of Richard Spoor in South Africa to help victims of this Listeria outbreak. For more information on the outbreak and class action suit against Enterprise Foods go to 

Link to the class action application: Ngobeni Class Action Full Founding Papers

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