South Africa – Bans Ready-to-Eat Meat Products From South Africa Over Listeria Outbreak

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The Seychelles Public Health Authority has imposed a temporary ban on all ready-to-eat meat products imported from South Africa since an outbreak of listeria was declared in the African country earlier this year.

According to a communiqué from the health authority, the action follows confirmation from the Ministry of Health in South Africa that the source of listeria contamination and outbreak is in processed meat.

The ban removes all processed meat — namely polonies, hams and pre-cooked sausages — from the local market. Importers of processed meat have been formally informed of the ban.

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