LISTERIOSIS—We have not posted anything on our website to date concerning the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa as we were waiting for the authorities to trace its source.

Unfortunately,despite extensive investigations and monitoring of the outbreak by The Department of Health and others (including DAFF),no source has yet been found.

The outbreak which is apparently the largest in history,commenced with the first known case discovered in January 2017.

To date there have been 915 known cases with 172 deaths spread over the entire country. Listeriosis was declared a notifiable disease three months ago.

AMIE has naturally cooperated fully with the authorities in terms of testing of imported products.

We will post any important updates as they occur,