HEALTH ALERT: Pregnant women, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems, are advised not to consume pre-packed sliced silverside purchased from Drakes supermarkets following the detection of Listeria in the product.

The affected silverside is labelled Drakes Premium Gourmet Selection silverside, available for purchase at all Drakes supermarkets. The silverside packets have a use-by date of 15 October 2018, and 5 November 2018. As a precaution, we recommend anyone who has purchased sliced silverside from Drakes to not eat it and either return it to the place of purchase, or discard it.

Listeria infection starts with flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, muscle aches, nausea, and sometimes diarrhoea. If symptoms develop, people are advised to see their GP. Those in the at-risk groups should consult their GP as early as possible if any symptoms appear. For more information about listeria, visit

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