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Listeria claims another 5 lives

Just weeks after South Africa announced the biggest listeria outbreak in world health history, Australia fell victim to this deadly biological agent. A variety of cheeses made in France and sold in supermarkets and retail stores around Australia have been recalled today following concerns of a potential Listeria contamination in the food products. The NSW […]

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What you need to know about Listeria monocytogenes

Listeriosis is a serious infection caused by the germ Listeria monocytogenes. People usually become ill with listeriosis after eating contaminated food. The disease primarily affects pregnant women, newborns, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems. It’s rare for people in other groups to get sick with Listeria infection. Listeriosis is usually a mild illness […]

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Reasonable Foreseeable Risk and Corporate Murder

In a matter of 4 months, more people died from a single source than two industries managed in a year. The mining and construction industry in South Africa caused 82 and 69 fatalities respectively during 2017, giving us a total of 151 deaths due to business activities in these sectors. And various high level decisions, […]

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South Africa’s processed meats blamed in Listeria outbreak

You might say the source of South Africa’s deadly Listeria outbreak was hiding in plain sight, but it took the deaths of 180 people before the Health Minister could collect enough evidence to name the culprits. A cold, processed meat product made by South Africa’s biggest producer of consumer foods is the cause of the […]