Fleisherei Butchery Statement
Johannesburg , 22 January 2019 – Fleisherei regrets to confirm that tainted Mogodu (Tripe) purchased by Mr Kekana was purchased from one of our butchery outlets.
The purchase in question was a frozen portion of undressed beef Tripe also known as Mogodu. Undressed Tripe is received directly from the abattoir without further processing by a butchery.
Upon defrosting his undressed Tripe purchase, Mr Kekana discovered the presence of what has been identified as stomach flukes and immediately brought the matter to our attention by returning his purchase to our Little Falls branch.
Naturally a discovery like this is of great concern to us, and is receiving urgent attention from senior management at Fleisherei. Our products are all sourced from top accredited and registered suppliers who are held to the highest health and safety standards by the South African Department of Health.
We have informed both the supplier and the Local Environmental Health Practitioner of this instance and we are working together with the relevant experts to finalise the investigation.
The quality manager of our supplier has preliminarily indicated that it appears to be Calicophoron Microbothrium, which is commonly found in undressed Tripe. Regardless of the supplier’s explanation the product in question did not meet with our required standards. Fleisherei has proactively removed all similar products from their shelves pending the outcome of the investigation by the local authority.
Mr Kekana has been offered a full refund for his purchase without obligation.
Fleisherei is a family owned butchery which was established in 2003. Building on a reputation of excellent service and high-quality produce, the company has grown in size to now serve the greater Gauteng region with several retail outlets.