Uganda orders supermarkets to remove S.African products as listeria scare spreads


Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has ordered super markets that import South African meat products to remove them from their shelves after a listeria outbreak that has killed at least 180 people.

In a statement, UNBS said they have started carrying out market surveillance inspections of supermarkets said to be importers of South African fruit and meat products.

Some of the suspected pre-packaged products from South Africa include ready-to-eat deli meats (polony, ham, salami), hot dogs, refrigerated  meat spreads and sausages. According to an internal UNBS memo, staff were warned to also look out for vegetables, fruits, and several milk products.

Since January 2017, 948 people in South Africa have contracted…

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