Shops Recall Processed Meat Products

Major retail shops in Malawi have begun removing South African processed meat products from their stores in the wake of Listeria outbreak in South Africa.

Competition and Fair Trading Commission-CFTC has since ordered all shops to recall the processed meat products imported from South Africs.

Competition and Fair Trading Commission-CFTC has since Executive Director, Wezi Charlotte Malonda said the commission will soon start inspecting business premises to ensure that the products have indeed been withdrawn.

Listeria or Listeriosis is an infection caused by eating bacteria infected meat products, and induces symptoms including fever, muscle aches, and sometimes nausea or diarrhoea.

The outbreak in South Africa, which the World health Organisation calls the worst so far, has killed close to 200 people and affected over 900.

Its source has been traced to a sausage meat company at Polokwane, which exports ready-to-eat meat products in the SADC region.