A call centre operator‚ 36-year-old Bonjie – which is the pseudonym she chose to use‚ not wanting to be identified – gave birth to her third child‚ a girl‚ three days before Christmas at a hospital in Polokwane. She’d felt constantly unwell and in the later months she found it difficult to walk‚ developing a limp that she has still. But her real nightmare began when baby T was just 18-days-old.
Nine days ago‚ as Bonjie witnessed the televised revelation that the Enterprise factory in Polokwane was the source of South Africa’s massive listeriosis outbreak‚ she realised with horror that her food choices had “poisoned” her baby daughter. “I raced to the fridge and took out my Mielie Kip (an Enterprise brand) chicken polony‚ Enterprise viennas‚ russians and ham‚ all bought from Enterprise’s factory‚ shop which is near my home. “I used to eat those products every day.
But her real nightmare began when baby T was just 18-days-old. “She started having convulsions and when we took her to our paediatrician he immediately suspected listeriosis. A blood test confirmed it." The baby spent the next 10 days in ICU‚ medicated with strong antibiotics. “The doctors just told me she had listeriosis‚ and that she got it from me when I was pregnant.
“Mr. MacDougall, I will match you personally 1,000,000 Rand to donate to an organization or University in South Africa to lead a review of both food processing standard and governmental regulations and oversight. I will help find experts from around the world to assist.” https://twitter.com/bmarler/status/975087475637960704
@RalstinT . I’m told that it’s in most food plants as it’s incredibly hard to detect & eradicate. It’s not a new issue. The current rate of food contamination, specifically of that outbreak strain ST6, is what we dealing with now.
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