ZAMBIA: EMBARGO/ZNBC/3/4/18 SABANews 1
LUSAKA – ZAMBIA has, with immediate effect lifted the embargo on ready-to-eat meats imported from SOUTH AFRICA.
However, Health Minister CHITALU CHILUFYA says foods from the SOUTH AFRICAN companies, ENTERPRISE FOODS and RAINBOW CHICKEN, remain banned from entering ZAMBIA.
He has told ZNBC News in the capital, LUSAKA, the new move comes after laboratory tests on risky foods from SOUTH AFRICA and ZAMBIA have shown no signs of listeriosis.
Minister CHILUFYA says his Ministry will continue to monitor risky foods, but encourages people to seek immediate medical attention should they experience symptoms of listeriosis.
Medical experts say signs of the listeria disease include fever, muscle aches, nausea and diarrhoea, and in severe cases, headaches, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance or convulsion.
The SOUTH AFRICAN Ministry of Health declared listeriosis outbreak on the FRIST of this JANUARY after the death of 183 people out of a total 967 confirmed cases in the SADC country./Sabanews/cam