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Food recalls

Allergy New Zealand product notices are emailed to our database, placed on this website, facebook and twitter.

Latest product alerts are listed below. These include recalls of products involving allergens as well as other product alerts such as labelling issues, product reformulations or notices about products.

If you have a reaction, do the following:

  1. Follow your allergy action plan. Seek medical advice if necessary.
  2. If a known allergen is not declared on the label, contact the manufacturer to find out if the allergen is in the product, or if there is the likelihood of cross-contact with the allergen.
  3. Keep a record of all correspondence with the company - date, times, who you spoke to and information or explanation given.
  4. If you suspect an undeclared allergen is in the product, contact MPI (Food Safety) on 0800 00 83 33 or by email: info@mpi.govt.nz. Also, inform Allergy New Zealand of your complaint and who you have passed it onto (email allergy@allergy.org.nz or phone (09) 623 3912).
  5. Keep a sample of the product and the original package. Make a note of the batch number and best before date, and exact product name and size. If an undeclared allergen is detected, a product recall may be issued.
  6. Contact your specialist or doctor for follow up consultation. If likely causes have been ruled out, it is possible a new allergy has developed.

What to do if you find a product incorrectly labelled, or you suspect contains undeclared allergens:

  1. Keep the original package and affected product, noting details as in (5) above.
  2. Contact the manufacturer to inform them. Keep a record of your correspondence, and inform Allergy New Zealand as in (4) above.

Latest food recalls:

 

Real brand Vege Crunch Beetroot & Carrot

31 January 2017: Real Kitchen is recalling specific batches of its Real brand Vege Crunch Beetroot & Carrot (snack food) due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (soy). For more information go here.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 

Delish brand Choc Hokey Pokey Biscuits

27 January 2017: MOI Agencies Ltd is recalling its Delish brand Choc Hokey Pokey Biscuits due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (milk). For more information go here.​​​​​​​
 

Undeclared milk

15 December 2016: Flush Fitness Pty Ltd is recalling specific batches of its Lenny & Larry’s brand The Complete Cookie, Chocolate Chip Flavour due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (milk). People with a milk allergy or intolerance should not consume this product. If you have consumed this product and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice. If you are not allergic or intolerant to milk, this recall does not affect you. For more information go here.
 

Undeclared peanuts

7 December 2016: Griffin’s Foods Ltd is recalling a specific batch of its Griffin’s brand Choc Chippies Muesli Bars due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (peanuts) as the product contains Nice & Natural brand Roasted Nut Bar (Mixed Berry) inside the cardboard box. For more information go here.
 

Moguchon brand Canned Retort Ham

6 September 2016: Ottogi NZ Ltd is recalling all batches and Best Before dates of its Moguchon brand Canned Retort Ham due to the presence of undeclared allergens (milk and soy). Consumers with a milk or soy allergy or intolerance should not consume these products. More details Click here.
 

Musical Knives brand Smoked Chicken Pasta

29 July 2016: MKA Enterprises Ltd is recalling all Musical Knives Food brand Smoked Chicken Pasta sold before 30 July 2016 due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (soy).
Musical Knives smoked chicken pasta in a 200g plastic tub
Product identification (also see here)
 
Product type Ready-to-eat pasta 
Name of product (size)

Musical Knives Food brand Smoked Chicken Pasta

Batch marking All products sold before 30 July 2016
Date marking

All products sold before 30 July 2016

Package size and description The product is sold as 200g punnets or in various weights in clear plastic containers.
Distribution

The 200g punnet product is sold in New World (Remuera and Metro Queen Street) and FreshChoice (Waimauku and Glen Eden) stores in Auckland.

The product available via supermarket deli counter was only sold at New World Remuera.

The product has not been exported overseas.

Notes This recall does not affect any other Musical Knives Food brand products.

Consumer advice

Customers are advised that any products sold before 30 July 2016 are affected. People with a soy allergy or intolerance should not consume these products. If you have consumed these products and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice. If you are not allergic or intolerant to soy, this recall does not affect you.

Customers should return the products to their retailer for a full refund.

Who to contact

If you have questions, contact MKA Enterprises Ltd:

  • Phone: 09 624 6360
  • Address:  37D Dornwell Road, Mt Roskill, Auckland

Woongjin Morning Rice Drink

Importers of Morning Rice Drink made by Woongjin Foods Co. Ltd are recalling all batches, dates and packaging variations of this rice beverage product due to the presence of undeclared cow's milk.

Woongjin rice milk drink products in bottles and cans
 
Product type
Rice beverage
Name of product (size)
Woongjin Morning Rice Drink 180ml can
Woongjin Morning Rice Drink 180ml glass bottle
Woongjin Morning Rice Drink 500ml plastic bottle
Woongjin Morning Rice Drink 1.5L plastic bottle
Woongjin Morning Rice Drink 180ml x 15 gift box
Batch marking
All batches
Date marking
All dates
Package size and description
The affected products are sold in 180ml can, 180ml glass bottle, 500ml plastic bottle, 1.5L plastic bottle or 180ml x 15 gift box.
Distribution
The products are imported from Republic of Korea and are sold in retail outlets and ethnic grocery stores throughout New Zealand.
The products have not been re-exported overseas.
Notes
This recall does not affect any other Woongjin brand products.
 
Consumers with a milk allergy or intolerance should not consume these products. If you have consumed these products and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice. If you are not allergic or intolerant to milk, this recall does not affect you.
 
Customers should return the products to their retailer for a full refund.
 
Who to contact:
 
Wang Trading
  • Address: 503 Mt Wellington Highway, Mt Wellington, Auckland
  • Phone: 09 573 1988
Hanyang Cooperation Co Ltd
  • Address: Unit 4, 81 Hillside Road, Glenfield, Auckland
  • Phone: 09 443 7313
 

Danny's brand Garlic filled Pita Bread, Olive filled Pita Bread and Garlic filled Wholemeal Pita Bread

1 July 2016: Pita Bread Ltd is recalling all batches and all dates prior to Best Before 02/08/16 of its Danny's brand Garlic filled Pita Bread, Olive filled Pita Bread and Garlic filled Wholemeal Pita products due to the presence of undeclared soy allergen.

Product identification
Name of product: Danny's brand Garlic filled Pita Bread (320g); Danny's brand Olive filled Pita Bread (320g); Danny's brand Garlic filled Wholemeal Pita Bread (320g)
Date of marking: All batches with a best before date of 02/08/16 or prior
Package size and description: The products are sold as 4 pita breads per 320g plastic tray
Distribution: The products are sold in supermarkets throughout New Zealand. The products have not been exported
Notes: This recall does not affect any other Danny's brand pita bread products or any other products manufactures by Pita Bread Ltd.

Consumer advice:
Customers are asked to check the date marking printed on the lid of the plastic tray. People with a soy allergy or intolerance should not consume these products. If you have consumed these products and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice. If you are not allergic or intolerant to soy, this recall does not affect you.

Who to contact
If you have questions, contact Pit Bread Ltd: 09 274 1839, 14b Arwen Place, East Tamaki, Auckland
This MPI consumer recall notification is here

Eta Brand Chocolate Raisins

7 June 2016: Griffin’s Foods Ltd is recalling a specific batch of its Eta brand Chocolate Raisins as the product may contain chocolate coated peanuts.
chocolate-raisins-100g-862
UPDATE: This recall was undertaken on 7 June 2016, however since then the affected batch may have been released to New World, Pak'n Save, Four Square stores and retail outlets throughout the South Island due to a mistake in the Griffin's distribution centre.

Product identification
Name of product: Eta brand Chocolate Raisins (100g)
Date marking: Best Before 02 May 2017
Package size and description: Product is sold in a 100g plastic pouch
Distribution: The product is sold in retail outlets and supermarkets throughout New Zealand. The product has not been exported.
Notes: This recall does not affect any other Eta brand or any other products manufactured by Griffin's Foods Ltd.

Consumer advice
Customers are asked to check the date marking printed on the top of the back side of the pouch. People with a peanut allergy should not consume this product. If you have consumed this product and have any concerns about your health, please seek medical advice. If you are not allergic or intolerant to peanuts, this recall does not affect you. Customers should return the products to their retailer for a full refund.
This MPI consumer recall notification is here.
 

Jacobsen’s Bakery brand Disney Favourites Chocolate Chip Cookies (also frozen)

Redwood Pacific Ltd will be recalling the following products due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (milk).
 
Jacobsen’s Bakery brand Disney Favourites Chocolate Chip Cookies 150g
Jacobsen’s Bakery brand Disney Frozen Chocolate Chip Cookies 150g
 
All lot codes are included in this recall. The product is imported from Denmark by Redwood Pacific Limited and was sold in Countdown and The Warehouse stores throughout New Zealand.

This MPI consumer recall notification is here.



Rewa brand Instant Full Cream Milk Powder (450g)

Panpac Distributors Ltd is recalling its Rewa brand Instant Full Cream Milk Powder (450g) (Best before: 06 Sept 2016) due to the presence of undeclared soy allergen.

People with a soy allergy or intolerance should not consume this product. If you are not allergic or intolerant to soy, this recall does not affect you.


More information here.

Previous food recalls: 2015 2014 2013 2012