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Zambia Partially Lifts Ban on South African Listeriosis-Risky Food

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Zambia said it partially lifted a ban on processed meat and diary products from South Africa that were linked to the world’s worst outbreak of listeriosis.

Tests of at-risk foods from South African manufacturers did not reveal the presence of the bacteria that caused the deadly outbreak, or listeria monocytogenes, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said in a statement Tuesday.

The import ban will continue to apply on at-risk foods from Enterprise Foods Ltd., a unit of Tiger Brands Ltd., and RCL Foods Ltd.’s Rainbow brand, he said. At least 183 people in South Africa have died from listeriosis since the start of 2017.

(Previous version corrected company ownership in final paragraph.)
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