Tiger Brands re­opens Ger­mis­ton polony fac­tory

Observer on Saturday - - News -

JO­HAN­NES­BURG - Tiger Brands has re­opened its Ger­mis­ton fac­tory‚ which was closed in March along with a Polok­wane fac­tory and an abat­toir in Clayville af­ter they were found to be the sources of deadly lis­te­ria bac­te­ria.

“Af­ter rig­or­ous as­sess­ments of the fac­tory were com­pleted‚ the Ekurhu­leni de­part­ment of health is­sued a cer­tifi­cate of ac­cept­abil­ity to the com­pany for the Ger­mis­ton pro­cess­ing fa­cil­ity‚” Tiger Brands said yes­ter­day morn­ing. Its Polok­wane fac­tory re­ceived a cer­tifi­cate of ac­cept­abil­ity from the Capricorn mu­nic­i­pal­ity on Septem­ber 12‚ al­low­ing it to re­sume can­ning En­ter­prise-branded meat prod­ucts. “Struc­tural re­fur­bish­ments con­tinue on the re­main­ing units at the Polok­wane fa­cil­ity and are ex­pected to be com­pleted by early Novem­ber‚ af­ter which the de­part­ment of health will con­duct its as­sess­ments‚” Tiger Brands said. “The Clayville abat­toir will sup­ply the raw ma­te­rial re­quire­ments for the Ger­mis­ton fa­cil­ity as well as fresh meat cuts. In ad­di­tion‚ it will con­tinue to con­tract slaugh­ter on be­half of ap­proved pig sup­pli­ers‚” yes­ter­day’s state­ment said.

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