According to heath officials in the US and Canada, the 31 cases share a related whole genome sequencing (WGS), but US investigators “did not identify a specific food item, grocery store, food processor, or restaurant chain as the source of infections.”  However, Canadian investigators found their cases to be linked to “Rosemount brand cooked diced

A new Consumer Reports test of 284 samples of fresh greens—such as lettuce, spinach, and kale—found six samples tainted with Listeria monocytogenes, a potentially deadly bacteria. The samples were purchased at several grocery store chains including Acme, Costco, Hannaford, and Whole Foods.

Two of these samples were packaged, prewashed greens—a spinach and an organic spinach-spring

Following the declaration of the Listeria outbreak in December 2017, a multi-sectoral outbreak response was initiated. Findings were shared by the Minister of Health, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi at a public media briefing on 4 March 2018 (statement available at www.nicd.ac.za), and are summarized below. In addition, the National Department of Health requested a full recall

Black First Land First, which laid murder charges against the corporations at the Hillbrow Police Station, said heads had to roll.

Leader of Black First Land First Andile Mngxitama (BLF) believes the listeriosis outbreak that has claimed as many as 180 lives amid about 1,000 confirmed infections can be categorized as “murder”.

He tweeted on

South Africa’s biggest consumer foods maker, Tiger Brands, has recalled products produced by its Enterprise unit after the government traced the source of a listeria outbreak that has killed almost 180 people and sickened nearly 1,000 to its Enterprise manufacturing facility. Tiger Brands said it has suspended operations at both Enterprise manufacturing facilities in Polokwane