Release investigation into Tassal’s February listeria detection - Environment Tasmania

Release investigation into Tassal’s February listeria detection

Today Environment Tasmania has called for the immediate release of the investigation into detection of listeria in Tassal salmon in Queensland on February 11,  2019.

“Both Tassal and Premier Hodgman have failed to mention in media that Tassal products tested positive for listeria at a Queensland warehouse in February this year. According to a spokesperson for the Health Department, the deaths from listeriosis occurred between February 22 and June 7,” says Laura Kelly, Director of Environment Tasmania.

“Premier Hodgman must immediately release the results of the investigation into Tassal’s February listeria detection and we call on Tassal to release the results of all of the company’s listeria testing from February onwards.”

“Our dealings with Tassal and the state government on past regulatory breaches have raised serious questions about company conduct and transparency. To assuage public concerns, both the company and the Tasmanian Government must release listeria test results immediately,” Ms Kelly said. 

For comment contact Laura Kelly, laura.kelly@et.org.au.