Today’s listeriosis news wrap: lawsuits, cheap protein, a villainous bacteria

The fallout from the listeriosis outbreak continues – here’s an agglomeration of many articles, Tweets and links published over the past few days….‘I was just doing my job’ – Times Select

Paediatrician Preeteeben Vallabh, who was integral to tracing the source of the world’s largest listeriosis outbreak, says she was just doing her job.

“For me, I did what I normally do. I am not taking credit.”

She was recalling the day when nine young children from the same family and crèche came into Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital with gastro-enteritis and fever on January 12.

It is standard protocol that when two or more children from the same school or household are sick with  vomiting or diarrhoea, doctors investigate if a food-borne illness is the cause.

The children, aged two to four, had just had breakfast at their Klipspruit crèche when they started vomiting or developed diarrhoea. Some had become ill the day before. The children were taken from the Chiawelo clinic in their neighbourhood and then to hospital…..

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Tiger Brands tests confirm L6T6 at Polokwane –

Watchdog’s hands tied on processed meat facilities –

Claiming for listeriosis deaths, damages could be complex – lawyer –

4 times Tiger Brands made headlines for the wrong reasons –

You might have been eating contaminated polony for more than a year –