At the Good Hope restaurant in Alexandra, Johannesburg, Bongiwe Maseko goes out of her way to assure customers that the food is safe to eat.

For hungry patrons hunting for a meal, it’s a frighteningly real concern as the country races to contain the world’s worst outbreak of listeriosis.

The bacterial disease, which has killed 183 people, has been traced to a processed-meat factory and linked to polony.

Manufacturer Tiger Brands has recalled at least 3,700 metric tons of meat and the government recommends avoiding ready-to-eat processed meat products. ….more