Listeria Class Action Notice
On 3 December 2018, the Gauteng Local Division of the High Court of South Africa granted an order permitting a class action lawsuit to be brought against Tiger Brands Limited by Richard Spoor Inc Attorneys and LHL Attorneys Inc., as joint legal representatives of the class, with Marler Clark LLP as a consultant to the firm of Attorneys. The class action is brought on behalf of those sickened by Listeria-tainted polony and the families of those who lost loved ones. To view the Order granted by the High Court, please click here.
The Attorneys certified as representatives of the class are required by the Court as part of the order to notify all persons sickened by listeria and their families of their rights to participate or opt-out of the class action. To view the notice to class members as approved by the Court, please click here.
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Listeria Class Action
Link to the class action application: Ngobeni Class Action Full Founding Papers
According to the Minister of Health, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi:
THE CONCLUSION FROM THIS IS THAT THE SOURCE OF THE PRESENT OUTBREAK CAN BE CONFIRMED TO BE THE ENTERPRISE FOOD-PRODUCTION FACILITY IN POLOKWANE
According to the Centre for Enteric Diseases (CED) and Division of Public Health Surveillance and Response, Outbreak Response Unit (ORU), National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)/ National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) the current number of ill and deceased are as follows:
As of 26 July 2018, 1060 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases have been reported to NICD from all provinces since 01 January 2017.
To date, 749 cases were reported in 2017, and 311 cases in 2018. Females account for 56% (549/979) cases where gender is reported. Neonates ≤28 days of age are the most affected age group, followed by adults aged 15 – 49 years of age. Most cases have been reported from Gauteng Province (58%, 614/1060) followed by Western Cape (13%, 136/1060) and KwaZulu-Natal (8%, 83/1060) provinces. Final outcome data is available for 76% (806/1060) of cases, of which 27% (216/806) died.