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Tiger Brands reports lower sales in wake of the listeriosis crisis

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. read more
Tiger Brands to fight against listeriosis class-action lawsuit

Tiger Brands to fight against listeriosis class-action lawsuit

17/04/2019 - 13:02
Tiger Brands says it plans to put up a fight in a class-action lawsuit against the company relating to the deadly listeriosis outbreak of 2018. read more
Tiger Brands set to bounce back in 2019

Tiger Brands set to bounce back in 2019

15/01/2019 - 11:47
Tiger Brands, which lost R1.4bn in revenue in financial 2018 due to listeriosis, looks set to bounce back from the deadly outbreak, with revenue and earnings to rise steadily in the next three years, according to brokerage firm Arqaam Capital. read more
Listeriosis claims may be paid in 2020

Listeriosis claims may be paid in 2020

11/12/2018 - 19:40
The first claims associated with the listeriosis class action could be paid out in mid to late 2020 at the earliest, according to Richard Spoor Attorneys lawyer Thami Malusi.  read more
Tiger Brands reopens Polokwane polony factory

Tiger Brands reopens Polokwane polony factory

10/12/2018 - 08:48
SA authorities have given food maker Tiger Brands permission to re-open a factory closed after the world’s biggest listeria outbreak was traced to one of its facilities, the company said. read more
Ghost of listeriosis past: Tiger Brands faces multimillion-rand class action

Ghost of listeriosis past: Tiger Brands faces multimillion-rand class action

04/12/2018 - 13:59
The material impact of the damage to Tiger Brands could be hundreds of millions of rand, according to analysts, after the High Court granted an order certifying a class action against the food producer as a result of the listeriosis outbreak that killed 200 people early this year. read more
Listeriosis outbreak haunts Tiger Brands

Listeriosis outbreak haunts Tiger Brands

23/11/2018 - 10:06
The Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa came back to haunt Tiger Brands, with the group reporting a 26 percent decline in headline earnings per share (Heps) to 1 587 cents a share during the year to end September, while revenue fell 9 percent to R15.87. read more
Tiger Brands maintains dividend despite falling sales and profit

Tiger Brands maintains dividend despite falling sales and profit

22/11/2018 - 11:00
SA’s listeria scandal halved the sales of Tiger Brand’s meat products division and pushed it into a loss, contributing to the group’s overall sales and profit decline. read more
Tiger Brands falls after revised profit warning

Tiger Brands falls after revised profit warning

09/11/2018 - 14:25
JSE-listed food producer Tiger Brands — owner of Enterprise, Mrs Balls and Oros — revised the upper limit of its decline in headline earnings for the year to end-September, but its share price gave up ground anyway. read more
Tiger Brands reopens Germiston polony factory

Tiger Brands reopens Germiston polony factory

12/10/2018 - 10:00
After 'rigorous assessments' the factory has been given the all-clear to resume production after it was closed during the listeriosis crisis. read more
Egypt lifts SA fresh goods ban as listeriosis threat subsides

Egypt lifts SA fresh goods ban as listeriosis threat subsides

20/09/2018 - 14:32
The department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries says Egypt's government has lifted its temporary suspension of fresh fruits and vegetable imports from South Africa, which stood as a precaution to prevent the spread of listeriosis there. read more
Listeriosis outbreak officially over - Motsoaledi

Listeriosis outbreak officially over - Motsoaledi

04/09/2018 - 09:32
The listeriosis outbreak has been costly for Tiger Brands, with recall-related costs amounting to R365m. read more
State under fire over lax food safety regulations

State under fire over lax food safety regulations

10/07/2018 - 10:09
After the recent listeriosis outbreak that claimed the lives of more than 200 people, the department of health has come under fire for lax food safety legislation. read more
Blockchain: A safe link in the food chain

Blockchain: A safe link in the food chain

06/07/2018 - 09:52
Experts say blockchain can help address food safety issues in SA, such as the one that led to the listeriosis outbreak. read more
Listeriosis can be rallying call for the industry

Listeriosis can be rallying call for the industry

05/07/2018 - 13:56
The recent listeriosis outbreak is a timely reminder that the food supply chain is constantly under attack from outside threats. In this, there is a lesson for the rest of the industry, writes Emma Corder, Nilfisk South Africa Country Manager. read more
Local processed meat demand down 75% due to listeriosis

Local processed meat demand down 75% due to listeriosis

13/06/2018 - 09:43
The Department of Trade and Industry has said preliminary research shows that the pork industry has been the hardest hit following an outbreak of listeriosis. read more
Spar turns its problem Swiss acquisition profitable

Spar turns its problem Swiss acquisition profitable

30/05/2018 - 08:43
South African sales would have been higher were it not for the listeriosis outbreak, CEO Graham O’Connor says. read more
Tiger Brands confirms deadly listeria found in its products

Tiger Brands confirms deadly listeria found in its products

03/05/2018 - 11:00
The firm’s CEO initially denied there was any clear evidence that their products themselves were affected.  read more
‘Listeria hysteria’ pushes pig farmers to the brink

‘Listeria hysteria’ pushes pig farmers to the brink

12/04/2018 - 11:39
SA’s pork industry is losing about R45m a week, putting the viability of small-scale farmers in doubt, while the processed meat industry is losing up to R800m a month. read more
Listeriosis leaves Tiger Brands listless

Listeriosis leaves Tiger Brands listless

04/04/2018 - 08:29
Tiger Brands’s share price has fallen 12.47% since the health ministry publicly announced that its factory in Polokwane was the source of the listeriosis outbreak on March 4.  read more
Rainbow Chicken polony cleared of deadly listeria bacteria

Rainbow Chicken polony cleared of deadly listeria bacteria

28/03/2018 - 10:01
The national health department has confirmed the listeria bacteria found at the Rainbow Chicken polony factory is not the ST6 strain that caused 91% of cases. read more
Is the food industry doing enough to prevent the spread of deadly diseases?

Is the food industry doing enough to prevent the spread of deadly diseases?

26/03/2018 - 16:32
The recent Listeriosis outbreak has drawn attention to the importance of an industry that usually stays out of the spotlight, but has the capacity to save lives.  read more
Cost of listeriosis crisis mounts for Tiger Brands

Cost of listeriosis crisis mounts for Tiger Brands

20/03/2018 - 08:48
Tiger Brands is recalling yet another batch of products, a move that could cost it up to R800m, twice the R324m in operating profit generated by its snacks, treats and beverages division for the financial year to end-September. read more
Tiger Brands counts over R300 million in losses after listeria outbreak

Tiger Brands counts over R300 million in losses after listeria outbreak

19/03/2018 - 10:46
JSE-listed consumer brands group Tiger Brands has told shareholders that the costs associated with the recall of products linked to the listeriosis outbreak will reach between R337 million and R377 million rand – with millions of rands in monthly losses also needing to be factored in. read more
RCL says French lab cleared its Wolwehoek factory of listeriosis

RCL says French lab cleared its Wolwehoek factory of listeriosis

16/03/2018 - 13:29
RCL Foods said in a statement on 16th March 2018 that no trace of the listeria strain responsible for the more than 1 000 infections that have recently hit the country was found in the Free State polony facility of its subsidiary Rainbow. read more
Listeriosis outbreak puts fragile value chain in spotlight - expert weighs in

Listeriosis outbreak puts fragile value chain in spotlight - expert weighs in

07/03/2018 - 16:12
The ripple effect of the outbreak of listeriosis in certain processed meat products in South Africa has identified the fragility of the industry's value chain, Professor Andre Louw, chair of Agribusiness Management at the University of Pretoria said. read more
#Listeriosis: Panic over killer disease grips SA

#Listeriosis: Panic over killer disease grips SA

06/03/2018 - 10:25
Retailers across the country are running against the clock to remove ready-to-eat food products feared to be fertile carriers of the deadly listeria. read more
Listeriosis: Shoprite Group supermarkets recall all affected products

Listeriosis: Shoprite Group supermarkets recall all affected products

05/03/2018 - 21:10
The Shoprite Group’s housebrand and private label cold meats, sold under the Housebrand, Ritebrand and Farmer’s Deli brand names are not affected by recall notices that have been served on Enterprise Foods and Rainbow Chicken. Shoprite and Checkers own brands in this category are not manufactured by these two suppliers. read more
Enterprise withdraws all processed meats and halts production at two facilities

Enterprise withdraws all processed meats and halts production at two facilities

05/03/2018 - 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. read more
Tiger Brands and Rainbow shares drop on listeriosis news

Tiger Brands and Rainbow shares drop on listeriosis news

05/03/2018 - 14:33
Tiger Brands’ share price fell 13% to R370.30 and RCL Foods’ share price dropped 6.4% to R16.10 shortly after the JSE opened at 9am on Monday morning.  read more
Listeriosis outbreak highlights dire need for Food Control Agency

Listeriosis outbreak highlights dire need for Food Control Agency

24/01/2018 - 13:52
With over 720 laboratory-confirmed cases of food poisoning caused by Listeria in 2017*, and the death toll resulting from the current outbreak surpassing 60, South Africa is in dire need of a Food Control Agency which can better manage the threat presented by Listeriosis, and risks associated with all foodborne diseases, moving forward. read more
Sovereign Foods abattoir back in operation after listeriosis scare

Sovereign Foods abattoir back in operation after listeriosis scare

09/01/2018 - 09:52
Sovereign Foods’ poultry abattoir in Hartbeespoort is back in operation following its closure on December 22 by the government to control the spread of Listeria.  read more