Tests confirm deadly listeria strain at South Africa’s Tiger Brands’ plant

Tiger Brands, which faces two class action lawsuits over a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people, said results from an independent laboratory confirmed the presence of the deadly listeria strain in one of its food factories. The government, which has been criticised for taking too long to find the cause, in March linked the outbreak to a meat product known as "polony" made by Tiger’s Enterprise Food in the northern city of Polokwane.