• Publisher's Platform: The World's Largest and Deadliest Listeria Outbreak is turning 4 in March

    4 monthes ago - By Food Safety

    Over 200 died, many were the young and the unborn who will never turn 4.
    In March of this year in will be 4 years since I boarded a flight from Seattle to Johannesburg to speak at a food safety conference just days after the South African health authorities announced that a Listeria outbreak had been linked to a product named polony manufactured by the largest food manufacturer in Africa.
    I recall how similar it felt to the early days of the Jack-in-the-Box E. coli outbreak of 1993 - how everyone seemed honestly shocked that such a tragedy could happen.
    I have spent the last 4 years...
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