Listeria outbreak: South African neighbours ban meat exports

Several southern African states have banned processed meat from South Africa after it said it had identified the source of a food poisoning outbreak.


The government blamed the sausage known as polony for the listeria poisoning that has killed 180 people. It advised people not to eat any processed meat.

It ordered a recall of the product, prompting shops to clear their shelves.

Namibia, Mozambique, Malawi, Botswana and Zambia followed suit, all ordering a recall or suspending imports.

The Mozambican ministry of agriculture and food security “asks that all owners of establishments that commercialise these products start to withdraw from the shelves due to the danger that this constitutes to health”, it said in a statement.

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  1. What about Zimbabwe ?

  2. Zimbabwe has also banned and this is such a good thing, for how can we say we love our nation if we do not stop all this.

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