Rwanda bans imports from SA due to listeriosis outbreak

Rwanda has banned imports of meat, dairy products, vegetables and fruit from South Africa as a result of the recent outbreak of the foodborne disease, listeria, across the country.

According to Rwanda’s Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, the ban is aimed at preventing the spread of listeriosis to that country.

“Meat, milk and dairy products, vegetables and fruit imported from South Africa are effectively banned until listeriosis is no longer [found] on South African soil,” a statement by that country’s agriculture and animal resources minister, Geraldine Mukeshimana, said.

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