What are your local supermarkets doing about products linked to listeriosis?

Following the Minister of Health’s announcement yesterday on the source of the listeria outbreak, local supermarkets have responded by recalling certain products.

Pick n Pay released a statement saying that they acted immediately to withdraw all products from the manufacturing sites identified by the Department of Health.

Enterprise and Rainbow were identified as the manufacturers of products which tested positive for Listeriosis. These companies supply a very broad range of retailers across South Africa. All Enterprise products (including the Bokkie, Renown, Lifestyle and Mieliekip brands) have already been recalled by the company concerned.

Pick n Pay said: ”We are urgently withdrawing them from our stores. In addition, all ready-to-eat products such as polony and russian sausages manufactured at the Rainbow facility in Sasolburg are also being withdrawn.”

Woolworths South Africa also released a statement: “We proactively manage food safety but as an added precaution, given the Dept of Health’s announcement on the source of the listeriosis outbreak, we’re recalling some viennas and cold meats.”

They have also released a list of affected goods:

Checkers SA also responded to concerned customers:

Shoprite SA has also been responding to customers:

Spar responded with:

Here’s what you have to do if you have bought products infected with Listeriosis:

  • Check to see if the products you have bought have been recalled, take them back to the retailers and you will be refunded. Don’t just throw away the products as they might still be found and consumed by people
  • After removing the listeriosis infected products in your fridge and returning them, wash it with water and add bleach.
  • All ready-to-eat processed meats and packaging thereof have been recalled from all retailers by the Minister of Health.


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