Since the recall of affected products on 4 March from shop shelves the incidence of listeriosis dropped significantly. Compared to the level of occurrences under normal circumstances in the USA the reported cases of listeriosis in South Africa dropped to similar levels in the latest report of the National Listeria Incident Management Team. It is therefore expected that this crucial statistics should be shared with consumers. It may just be that the listeriosis outbreak is under control and that the ready to eat products can be consumed with increased consumer confidence. Currently, these products sell at a fair discount and it is expected, as consumer confidence recovered, the price of these products will follow suit. An announcement in this regard is due.
Published on Monday, 14th May 2018 - 07:50