The national Red Meat Producers’ Organisation (RPO) shares the consumer’s concern about Listeria and the source thereof identified by the Department of Health.

The RPO is satisfied that the total red meat industry follows a very responsible approach as far as the safety of red meat and red meat products is concerned. The independent meat inspection services contribute considerably towards the prevention of diseases like Listeria. Self-regulation is an important aspect of any agricultural commodity and the red meat industry is known for its good self-regulation practices and the fact that it does not only rely on Government to render necessary services.

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