Cape Town - MPs want Tiger Brands and RCL foods to face prosecution over listeriosis deaths, and for the two companies to appear Parliament.
This comes after the national department of health identified Enterprise Food and Rainbow chicken as the source of the listeriosis outbreak in the country.
Tiger Brands’ facilities in Germiston and Polokwane, and the Rainbow Chicken production in Sasolburg have been implicated after polony products at their facilities tested positive for the food-borne disease.
EFF MP Natasha Ntlangwini said: “Both Rainbow chicken and Enterprise must come here and account on why they did not follow South African government and international food safety regulations. We need to hold them accountable, they need to be prosecuted”.
Ntlangwini called on the department of health and agriculture as a matter of urgency, to strengthen inspection services to detect quality control transgression timeously.