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A week ago Two Dads and a Kid was invited by Enterprise Foods from the Tiger Brands stable of truly phenomenal and inspirational South African brands, to attend a Round Table discussion followed by a cooking demonstration by one of SA’s most loved mom bloggers, Megan Ras. #AD

For those of you who don’t remember or who weren’t aware, Enterprise Foods was identified as the source of the Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa about a year ago that unfortunately resulted in a number of deaths. As a result, the manufacturing of all processed meats by Enterprise Foods was stopped until a thorough investigation with remedial action was implemented.

We were particularly interested to find out what had transpired over the course of the past year as our son absolutely loves his hotdogs and we both enjoy the odd Polony sandwich from time-to-time. Armed with some very interesting questions, many of which were contributed by readers of the blog, I travelled with a group of other South African bloggers to one of the Enterprise Foods manufacturing plants in Germiston to discover for myself what steps this brand has taken to regain the love and trust back from the people who adore their products. 

The discussion was led by Enterprise Foods, Marketing Director, Vilosha Soni. This really impressed me. An Enterprise Foods Senior Manager was entrusted with the task of addressing the bloggers present and taking all of us through the journey the brand had gone through over the last 12 months to rectify the unfortunate outbreak of the Listeria bacteria strain. 


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To ensure full transparency on how Enterprise Foods produce their products they have introduced a 7 Step Quality Check Programme. Everything they do is based on making sure that our food is safe to eat, which is why they source only the best when it comes to quality and hygiene standards.

The 7 step quality check process has been instituted in an effort to provide our favourite Enterprise Foods products safely from the farm to our tables. The best part of the quality check process for me is that it allows anyone the ability to trace the steps your favourite Enterprise Foods products have taken to reach your favourite supermarket. 

  1. Sourced right
  2. Quality at the gate
  3. Food safe environment
  4. Trained & safety skilled people
  5. Quality production
  6. Delivered safely
  7. Full traceability

Let’s face it, whilst every effort is made from the manufacturers side to ensure food safety on their part, there are a number of instances along the entire value chain that could expose their products to any bacteria from incorrect temperatures during the transport of the products, to power outages at retail outlets or simply incorrect handling and storage processes in the home and even issues around load-shedding.  Exposure to contaminated raw food i.e a head of lettuce, in your own fridge could be the cause of any processed food, not correctly sealed after use, from getting contaminated too. 




I was equally impressed that as a responsible employer, no Enterprise Foods employees were laid off or retrenched in the period that all Enterprise Foods products were pulled from the shelves. This speaks volumes from a brand integrity point-of-view especially considering the tough economic and bottom-line driven times we are living in. Whilst the investigation was taking place Enterprise Foods took the time to train and educate staff.

Taking it a step further to ensure that key learnings are shared with the processed foods industry in South Africa, Enterprise Foods has partnered with the University of Stellenbosch to initiate the Food Safety Institute. This partnership has further been supported by the South African Meat Processors Association.



Enterprise Foods ready-to-cook products (bacon and frozen sausages) and ready-to-eat chilled processed meat products (Polony and Viennas) are now available at your local supermarkets. These products were also the key ingredients of the masterclass led by mom blogger Megan Ras. Like our son, Megan’s children love their Polony and Viennas. Megan shared with us how quick and easy it is to put together a Chicken Vienna Pesto Pasta dish as well as delicious Cheesy Bacon Egg Muffins. Both recipes literally took 30 minutes to prepare and cook and tasted super delicious!

You may not see the full range of Enterprise Foods products on the shelves at your local supermarket yet, as a result of the phased-in approach adopted by the brand.

Personally, I’m really happy that we have Enterprise Foods products back on the shelves. I feel more comfortable serving their products to my family, especially now that I have visited their plant and know how rigorous and thorough their Quality Assurance processes are.


Are you ready to give Enterprise Foods another try?



We have an awesome GIVEAWAY from Enterprise Foods that includes a fantastic Cooler Bag perfect for those camping trips or picnics at the local parks as well as an Enterprise Foods voucher worth R350, to be used at your local Checkers Supermarket!

All you need to do to stand a chance of winning is:

  • Make sure you are following Two Dads and A Kid  and Enterprise Foods on Facebook
  • Comment on this Facebook post by sharing 1 of the 7 steps from Enterprise Foods quality check process
  • 1 Unique comment = 1 Entry (duplicate steps by the same entrant won’t count)
  • Closing date Thursday 11th April 2019, 17h00
  • The winner will be randomly selected
  • Open to GAUTENG, South Africa Residents only
  • Standard T’s & C’s apply


Good luck and don’t forget to look out for your favourite Enterprise Foods products at your local supermarket!

For additional info contact Enterprise Foods via WhatsApp: or +27 76 895 9343

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