File picture: Mike Hutchings/Reuters
File picture: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Woolworths recalls ready-to-eat products 'as a precautionary measure'

By Noni Mokati and Staff Reporter Time of article published Mar 5, 2018

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Woolworths has recalled a number of viennas and cold meat products after the Department of Health announced that products from an Enterprise Foods production facility in Polokwane, Limpopo, are the source of the listeriosis outbreak, which has resulted in 180 deaths.

On Sunday the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) and Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi said the number of laboratory-confirmed cases attributed to the foodborne disease now stood at 948 cases, with a fatality rate of 27%.

According to Motsoaledi, the cases were confirmed following the government’s efforts to trace the source of the disease outbreak, which is the biggest in the country’s history.

Woolworths said in a statement that it proactively manages food safety, in addition to their independent food safety testing and auditing, to prevent microbial contamination of food and that the the recall is "an additional precautionary measure".

Woolworths provided a full list of their ready-to-eat products customers can return for a full refund. 

Here's the list

Waferthin Chargrilled Ham 125g
Waferthin  Roasted Chicken 125g
Waferthin Smoked Ham 125g
Waferthin Cooked Ham 125g
Waferthin Smoked Chicken 125g
Smoked Viennas 500g
Smoked Viennas 1kg  
Red Viennas  500g
Red Viennas 1kg  
Cocktail Viennas 375g
Smoked Cheesy Viennas 125g
Bulk Salami Sticks 400g  
Salami Sticks 150g
Plain Salami Sticks 85g
Spicy Salami Sticks 85g
Plain Salami Bites 60g
Spicy Salami Sticks 150g
Coriander Salami 85g
Spicy Salami Bites 60g
Smoked and Roasted Gammon 250g
Sliced Lean Ham 125g
Sliced Cooked Ham 250g
Sliced Cooked Ham 125g
Ham Selection 250g
Assorted Cold Meat 250g
Sliced Salami 200g  
Salami 100g
German Salami 100g
Sliced Peppered Salami 100g
Local Chorizo
Spicy Salami 100g
Country Ham 125

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