Rhodes Food Group brands not affected by Listeriosis outbreak

Canned meat products remain safe to eat

Rhodes Food Group (RFG), one of the country’s leading suppliers of convenient meal solutions, can confirm that none of its canned meat products pose a health risk and the company is not affected by the recent outbreak of Listeriosis.

As part of its standard operating procedure, RFG, in conjunction with the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) conducts ongoing regular testing to ensure food safety.

RFG owns a canned meat processing facility in Krugersdorp that conforms to strictest food safety protocols:

  • All products are cooked above 110 degrees Celsius for 75 minutes and are further incubated on site for three weeks, eliminating all possible bacteria inside the can.
  • The factory has a permanent representative from the NCRS based on site to conduct regular finished product testing in line with commercial sterility.
  • It has a strict cleaning regime with an environmental swab programme that regularly checks for bacteria, including listeria.
  • The facility is compliant with the FSSC 22000 food safety requirements (Food Safety System Certification) which regularly identify potential food safety hazards and risk assessments.

All RFG canned meat products and brands, including the iconic Bull Brand canned meat range, therefore remain safe to eat.