March 5, 2018 / 2:38 PM / 14 days ago

South Africa's Tiger Brands CEO says no link between listeria deaths and firm's products

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The chief executive of Tiger Brands said on Monday there was no direct link between the deaths of more than 180 people who tested positive for listeria and its processed cold meat products.

A worker looks at empty shelves after removing processed meat products at a Pick n Pay Store in Johannesburg, South Africa, March 5, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Lawrence McDougall also told a news conference the company had not yet worked out the financial impact of suspending production at two of the company’s factories that were linked to the outbreak.

Reporting by Tiisetso Motsoeneng Editing by James Macharia

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