AGRICULTURAL NEWS - The Tanzanian Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) has announced that it was lifting the ban on meat and meat products imported from South Africa.
Tanzania suspended meat imports from South Africa earlier this year following the outbreak of listeriosis.
According to the TFDA, it had reviewed safety measures implemented in South Africa and was satisfied these were sufficient.
It had lifted the ban with the exception of products from three companies, namely Enterprise Foods Polokwane, Enterprise Foods Germiston, and RCL Foods’ consumer chicken division.
The TFDA urged meat importers to comply with the relevant requirements, including import permits, and said it would closely monitor food products susceptible to contamination by the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria that cause listeriosis.