Lunch box ideas to make during Listeriosis outbreak

Photo by: Keneilwe Nobantu Magade.

Parents are worried about what to put in their children’s lunch bags during the outbreak of Listeriosis.

This follows after the minister of health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, announced that polony and products from an Enterprise Foods factory in Polokwane is the source of the largest outbreak of listeria.

According to reports, the outbreak infected almost 1 000 people and caused about 180 deaths. Some parents raised their concern on social media alleging that the outbreak affects the choice of food they give their children for lunch.

ALSO READ:Enterprise polony fingered as Listeriosis culprit

According to the department of health, Listeriosis is a serious treatable and preventable disease caused by the bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes and is widely distributed in nature and can be found in soil, water and vegetation.

Also read this article for more information on the announcement about the source, Enterprise polony identified as source of SA listeriosis outbreak

Mothers started sharing ideas on how to prepare lunch boxes without using the products that are said to not be the source of listeria, view pictures below shared on social media:




Sources: Modern Makoti, Department of Health and Caxton Central.

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