Food poisoning can be defined as the illness caused by consuming food or drink that has been contaminated by one of three sources; biological, chemical or physical.
4 March 2018 - Enterprise Foods, a national food manufacturer and distributor has been ordered by the South African government to start a product recall of all affected foods that have tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes ST6. This is the strain named as responsible for the current outbreak. Enterprise foods makes polony, viennas, sandwich hams, deli meats and others. These are notorious foods that support the growth of Listeriosis causing bacteria.