Advertise with fastmoving.co.za
 
 

Tiger Brands CEO Lawrence MacDougall says there has been no direct correlation between the Enterprise Foods’ products and deaths from listeriosis.
Tiger Brands CEO Lawrence MacDougall says there has been no direct correlation between the Enterprise Foods’ products and deaths from listeriosis.

Enterprise withdraws all processed meats and halts production at two facilities

RETAILER NEWS

By Ernest Mabuza and Nico Gous - Mar 5th 2018, 19:16

Enterprise Foods has withdrawn all ready-to-eat meat products and has halted production at the two factories manufacturing these products‚ parent company Tiger Brands said on Monday. 

But Tiger Brands CEO Lawrence MacDougall said there had been no direct correlation between the company’s products and the 180 deaths caused by the listeriosis outbreak.

He said although the National Consumer Commission ordered Enterprise Foods to recall three products‚ the company had decided to be extra vigilant and voluntarily recall all products produced at its facilities in Germiston in Gauteng and Polokwane in Limpopo.

He said food safety remained the company’s priority.

The company had detected low traces of listeria in sample products on February 14 at its Polokwane facility and had immediately quarantined all those products, according to MacDougall.

© BusinessLIVE MMXVIII 

Related News

Tiger Brands still reeling from listeriosis aftershock
26/11/2019 - 09:41
Tiger Brands continued to feel the effects of the listeriosis outbreak in the year to the end of September after the food producer suffered an impairment charge in its value-added meat products (Vamp), following a slower-than-anticipated recovery in the division.

Processed meats units continue to take toll on Tiger Brands
22/11/2019 - 15:10
Food producer Tiger Brands, which is still reeling from the backlash of the listeriosis crisis, said the slow recovery in its value-added meats businesses ensured operating income fell by a fifth in its year to end-September.

Tiger Brands considers disposing of value-added meat business
11/11/2019 - 09:22
SA’s largest food producer, Tiger Brands, is considering disposing of its value-added meat products business (Vamp), saying on Friday it had determined it was not an ideal fit in the business.

South Africans are spending less on their weekly shopping trip
23/05/2019 - 09:44
Tiger Brands, which carries brands including Koo canned foods, All Gold, and Tastic rice, said that revenue from continuing operations fell 2% to R15.4 billion in the interim period.

Tiger Brands reports lower sales in wake of the listeriosis crisis
22/05/2019 - 09:29
Tiger Brands, which was named as the culprit in the 2018 listeriosis outbreak, says sales in the six months to end-March edged lower because of a slump in processed-meat sales and weak revenues from outside SA.