RCL Foods said in a statement on Friday that no trace of the listeria strain was found in the Free State polony facility of its subsidiary Rainbow
Listeriosis has already caused a fifth of processing industry workers to be laid off, analysts warn
Since announcing the class action plan last week, Attorney Richard Spoor has said his team has a mammoth task which may take years to come to fruition
If the lawsuits are successful, they could potentially result in hundreds of millions of rands awarded to victims and the families of those killed.
The Forum is concerned that South Africa's entire processed meat industry has been implicated in the listeriosis outbreak