Aaron Motsoaledi

Briefing the media, Motsoaledi said, over R12 million was spent during the response period to deal with the outbreak. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has declared the outbreak of listeriosis over.

Listeria is a bacterium that is naturally found in the environment – it commonly occurs in soil, water, vegetation and in the faeces of some animals.

Aaron Motsoaledi


It can contaminate a wide variety of food types, including meat and meat products, dairy products (unpasteurised and pasteurised), fresh and frozen produce (fruits, vegetables and sprouts) and ready-to-eat products.


Source: Daily Sun

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