On Friday, Shoprite announced a recall for viennas produced by Farmer’s Deli, which is their own brand. The recall occurred after Health authorities notified Shoprite about the presence of the listeria bacteria in a single batch of viennas.

Shoprite said in a statement: “The Shoprite Group has announced this afternoon (Friday, 16 March 2018) that it has recalled a batch of Farmer’s Deli red viennas packed for the Group from its perishable departments.

“This follows a notification earlier today from a Winelands District Environmental Health Practitioner after the presence of Listeria monocytogenes was identified in an initial testing of a single batch of red viennas. “Further testing is necessary to confirm the presence of harmful levels of Listeria bacteria. The results of the further testing will take another five working days.

“In the meantime, the Shoprite Group has, as an added precautionary measure, removed all Farmer’s Deli Red and Smoked Viennas from its shelves until the product gets the all clear.”

With 180 deaths linked to listeriosis since January 2017, the World Health Organization has called it the largest outbreak ever recorded globally. On Tuesday the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, told the Limpopo legislature that there is still a chance more people may contract listeriosis. He said he plans to meet with health MECs across the country, as well as his counterparts in the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

 Motsoaledi warned the public not to consume any processed meats, including brands that were not implicated in the recent listeria outbreak. Processed meats are usually packed next to one another in supermarkets, and there is still a danger of cross-contamination.

Here is a list of products retailers and producers have recalled:  Pick and Pay

  • PNP Fresh Black pepper Chicken Roll (4X2.5kg =10kg)
  • PNP Fresh Garden Herb Chicken Roll (4X2.5kg =10kg)
  • PNP Fresh Plain Chicken Roll (4X2.5kg =10kg)
  • PNP Fresh Sweet Chilli Roll (4X2.5kg =10kg)
  • PNP Fresh Cheese Chicken Roll (4X2.5kg =10kg)


  • Fresh Polony 1kg
  • Simply Chicken Chakalaka Polony 1kg
  • Simply Cheese Polony 700g
  • Simply Chicken Original 1kg
  • Simply Chicken Peri Peri Polony 1kg
  • Rainbow Simply Chicken Original 750g
  • Rainbow Simply Chicken Polony Polony 400g
  • Rainbow IQF Chilli Russians 1kg
  • Rainbow IQF cheese Russians 850g
  • Rainbow IQF original Russian 1kg
  • Farmer Brown cabinet Loaves
  • Farmer Brown Roast Chicken Loaf 500g
  • Farmer Brown  Capsicum pepper loaf 500g
  • Farmer Brown Garlic & herb loaf 500g
  • Framer Brown Deli loaves
  • Farmer Brown Capscum Pepper Loaf (4X2.5kg =10kg)
  • Farmer Brown B Roast Chicken Loaf (4X2.5kg =10kg)
  • Farmer Brown B Garlic & Herb Chicken Loaf (4X2.5kg =10kg)
  • Rainbow Simply Chicken Mini Cheese Viennas 240g
  • Rainbow Simply Chicken Mini Viennas 240g
  • Rainbow Simply Chicken Viennas assorted 1kg
  • Rainbow Simply Chicken Viennas assorted 1kg
  • Rainbow Simply Chicken Viennas 500g
  • Rainbow Simply Chicken Viennas 500g

Enterprise  All ready-to eat-processed meat products under the following brands:

  • Bokkie
  • Renown
  • Enterprise Lifestyle Range
  • Mieliekip


  • Wafer thin Chargrilled Ham 125g
  • Waferthin Roasted Chicken 125g
  • Waferthin Smoked Ham 125g
  • Waferthin Cooked Ham 125g
  • Waferthin Smoked Chicken 125g
  • 500g Smoked Viennas
  • 1kg Smoked Viennas
  • 500g Red Viennas
  • 1kg Red Viennas
  • 375g Cocktail Viennas
  • 125g Smoked Cheesy Viennas 400g
  • Bulk Salami Sticks 150g
  • Salami Sticks 85g
  • Plain Salami Sticks 85g
  • Spicy Salami Sticks 60g
  • Plain Salami Bites 150g
  • Spicy Salami Sticks 85g
  • Coriander Salami 60g
  • Spicy Salami Bites 250g
  • Smoked and Roasted Gammon
  • Sliced Lean Ham 125g
  • Sliced Cooked Ham 250g
  • Sliced Cooked Ham 125g
  • 250g Ham Selection
  • Assorted Cold Meat 200g
  • Sliced Salami 100g
  • Salami 100g
  • German Salami
  • 100g Sliced Peppered Salami
  • 100g Spicy Salami
  • 125g Country Ham


  • Farmer’s Deli red viennas, 500g and 1kg
  • Farmer’s Deli smoked viennas, 500g and 1kg

All products should be responsibly disposed of, or returned to the retailer it was purchased from for a full refund.

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