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Listeriosis in South Africa – Lessons Learned

Listeriosis in South Africa – Lessons Learned

June 7, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Listeria monocytogenes outbreak with ready-to-eat meat products in South Africa has been recognized as the largest among the recorded Listeria outbreaks worldwide, with more than 1000 laboratory-confirmed cases (as of May 10) including approximately 200 deaths since the beginning of 2017.GMA SEF has partnered with IAFP to host a webinar on June 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM EST featuring Peter Embarek from the WHO and Henk C. den Bakker from the University of Georgia to review the outbreak in South Africa and share lessons learned.This webinar is made possible by a generous contribution from Ecolab.


  • Peter K. Ben Embarek, SpeakerInternational Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) Management, Department of Food Safety and Zoonoses, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Henk C. den Bakker, SpeakerCenter for Food Safety, University of Georgia
  • Scott Burnett, ModeratorDirector of Food Safety and Quality, Global Food and Beverage Division, Ecolab


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