Listeriosis in South Africa- Final Report

In the final report, there have been 1049 confirmed cases from 01 January 2017 to 05 June 2018. After the implicated Polony was recalled the number of cases reported had consistently declined. Measures are being taken to avoid such outbreaks in the future, this includes training people, conducting risk assessment for all factories, and creating a dedicated website. Risk assessments have been received from 310 food processing facilities from 8 provinces, of which 79 are from meat processing facilities. A plan is being developed to terminate the current outbreak and to strengthen systems to facilitate prevention and early detection of outbreaks. @

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