WINDHOEK, Mar. 15 – Following the recent outbreak of Listeriosis in South Africa, Windhoek Schlachterei – member of Namibia Dairies (a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group) – announced that its machinery and products had undergone tests and were found free of the disease.
Head of Windhoek Schlachterei, Eduard Keys said, “We herewith confirm that Windhoek Schlachterei products have been cleared of Listeriosis and are safe for human consumption.”
This assurance follows an independent investigation commissioned by Windhoek Schlachterei as soon as health authorities reported the apparent link between the Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa and certain processed meat.
“With our stringent policies, procedures and standards, we were confident all along that our products are safe, however in light of the current health scare we nevertheless commissioned an independent assessment as our valued consumers’ health remains our top priority and they deserve the peace of mind that comes with knowing that our products are safe,” he added.
Keys maintained that the results received on the 8th of March confirmed that no Listeria monocytogenes could be detected in any products sampled across the Windhoek Schlachterei product range nor in its production facility, and that all Windhoek Schlachterei products were thus safe to consume.
“We hereby wish to reassure our valued customers and consumers of our continued commitment to upholding the highest standards in food safety and product quality.”