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Food recalls 2013

Recalled food products: Speights Cider 568ml bottle

Date notified to MPI: 11 September 2013
Food Product: Alcoholic Beverage – Wine Product
Name of Product and Identification Speights Cider 568ml six bottle pack and 568ml single bottles
Package Description & Size: Affected product has been sold in 568ml six bottle pack and 568ml single bottles with a Best before date between 9/6/2013 and 16/01/2014
NZ Distribution: This product is sold in supermarkets, licensed premises and other retail outlets throughout New Zealand.
Overseas Distribution: No
Reason for Recall: Lion are initiating a recall of their Speight's Cider 568mL six bottle pack and single bottles after discovering that the product had been incorrectly labelled.

The product contains sulphites which are not declared on the label of each bottle.
Comments: Consumers who are sensitive to sulphites are advised not to consume this product. Any person concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

Consumers should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund or phone Lion (manufacturer) on 0800 835 554.

This recall does not affect any other Speight's product.


Recalled food products: 'Value Fries' brand Hash Browns

Food Product:

Mixed Food – Meals

Name of Product and Identification

'Value Fries' brand Hash Browns

Package Description & Size:

Value Fries brand Hash Browns are sold in individual 2kg packs or cartons containing 6x2kg packs

Only product with the following details are affected:
Best Before: 18 April 2015
Batch Code: A68164
Time Stamp: Between 12:49 and 15:17

NZ Distribution:

This product was sold from Gilmours supermarkets in Auckland and Tauranga and Why Knot grocery outlet in Auckland

Overseas Distribution:

No

Reason for Recall:

Allergen Warning

Talleys Group Ltd has initiated a recall of their Value Fries brand Hash Browns after discovering the product has been incorrectly labelled.

This product contains Egg which is not declared on the product label.

Comments:

Consumers who are allergic to Egg are advised not to consume this product and should return the product to their retailer for a full refund or phone Talleys Group Ltd on 03 528 2800

Any person concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

This recall does not affect any other Talleys Group Ltd product.


Recalled food products: ‘PuYi’ brand Rice Cracker – 360g

Date notified to MPI:

11 July 2013

Food Product:

Cereals & Cereal Products – Processed Cereals & Meal Products

Name of Product and Identification

‘PuYi’ brand Rice Cracker – 360g
Best Before: 1-12-2013

Package Description & Size:

This product is sold in a 360g bag containing ten individually wrapped bars.

NZ Distribution:

The product was sold only in Auckland only from the following Chinese Supermarkets:

  • Dahua Supermarket

  • Tai Ping Supermarket

  • Lim Supermarket.

Other outlets include the Tofushop and some fruit and vegetable shops.

Overseas Distribution:

No

Reason for Recall:

Allergen Warning
Wallace Promotion (NZ) Ltd are initiating a recall of their ‘PuYi’ brand Rice Crackers that have sesame in the ingredients (the ingredients are on the back of the pack), after discovering that some bars containing Peanuts had been incorrectly included with the sesame bars.

The product may contain Peanuts which is not declared on the label.

Comments:

Consumers who are allergic to peanuts should not consume this product.

Any person concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

Consumer who have are allergic to peanuts should return the product to their retailer for a full refund or phone Mark from Wallace Promotion (NZ) Ltd on 021 256 4229

This recall does not affect any other Wallace Promotion (NZ) Ltd product.


Recalled Food Product: Ajitas Vege Deli Crisps Original

Date notified to MPI:

 7 June 2013

Food Product:

 Sweet Potato vegetable crisps

Name of Product and Identification

 Ajitas Vege Deli Crisps Original

Package Description & Size:

White foil bag with vegetable images on the front - 80g bag
All best before dates

NZ Distribution:

 Nil - but mentioned on some New Zealand based consumer sites

Overseas Distribution:

 Coles, Woolworths, Independent Stores in ACT, NSW, NT, QLD,  SA, TAS, VIC and WA

Reason for Recall:

 The presence of an undeclared allergen - Dairy

Comments:

 Any consumers who have a dairy allergy or intolerance may have  a reaction if the product is consumed. Consumers who have a dairy allergy or intolerance should not consume this product and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Contact: The Vege Chip Co Pty Ltd
1800 730 135
www.vegechips.com


Recalled Food Product: Pams Fruit Nut Bars

Date notified to MPI:

22 March 2013

Food Product:

Cereals & Cereal Products – Processed Cereals & Meal Products

Name of Product and Identification

 Pams branded Fruit Nut Bars – 6 Pack

Package Description & Size:

Pams Fruit Nut Bars are packaged and sold in a 192 gram box containing six individually wrapped bars.

Only product with a Best Before date of 22 February 2014 is affected. This date mark is located on the top of the product pack.

NZ Distribution:

This product is retailed through New World, PaknSave and Four Square Grocery retail stores throughout New Zealand.

Overseas Distribution:

No

Reason for Recall:

Foodstuffs are initiating a recall of their Pams Fruit Nutbars after discovering that the product had been incorrectly labelled.

The product contains Milk Chocolate which is not declared on the label.

Comments:

Consumers who are allergic to Milk are advised not to consume this product. Any person concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

Consumers with an allergy to Dairy should contact Pams customer service centre on 0800 245 114 for a full refund.

This recall does not affect any other Pams branded product.


Recalled Food Product: Fresh Trevally Fillets

Date notified to MPI:

8 March 2013

Food Product:

Fish and Fish Products – Unprocessed Fish (Raw)

Name of Product and Identification

Fresh Trevally Fillets – Processed and purchased fresh in-store.

Package Description & Size:

This product is sold fresh and may have been retailed to order in amounts specified by the customer or packaged from the in store Seafood Section.
Affected product would have been purchased before 06.03.2013 and will have a Best Before date up to 07.03.2013.

NZ Distribution:

This product is sold through New World, PAK’nSAVE and Four Square Grocery Retail Stores throughout the Upper North Island.

Overseas Distribution:

No

Reason for Recall:

Foodstuffs (Auckland) Ltd are initiating a voluntary recall of their in store processed Trevally Fish Fillets due to possible high levels of Histamine which may result in Scombroid (histamine) poisoning.

Comments:

Scombroid (Histamine) Poisoning can cause symptoms such as tingling and burning around the mouth, facial flushing and diarrhoea. Any person concerned about their health should seek medical advice.
Consumers are advised not to consume this product and should return the product to their retailer for a full refund.
This recall does not affect any other fresh Seafood product. Please contact Foodstuffs (Auckland) Ltd for further information: David Jose on 09 377 1465


Recalled Food Product: Seastar branded Samosa and Vegetable Spring Rolls

Date notified to MPI:

20.01.13

Name of Product and Identification:

'Seastar' branded Samosa and Vegetable Spring Rolls with a Best Before date of 20.11.2014.

Package Description & Size:

Both products are sold frozen in 750 Gram packs.

NZ Distribution:

This product is imported by Seafood Marketing Ltd and is sold in PaknSave and New World supermarkets throughout the upper North Island.

Reason for Recall:

Seafood Marketing Ltd are initiating a recall of Seastar branded Samosa and Spring Roll products after discovering that these products have been incorrectly labelled. The product contains Soy which is not declared on the label.

Comments:

Consumers who are allergic to soy are advised not to consume this product and should return the product to their retailer for a full refund.
This recall does not affect any other Seastar branded product.


Recalled food products: Greenfarm Vegetarian BBQ Bun

Date notified to MPI:

23.01.13

Name of Product and Identification

Greenfarm’ brand Vegetarian BBQ Bun

Package Description & Size:

This product is sold frozen in 570 Gram packs.
All expiry dates with the following Product code and Barcode are affected:

  • Product Code: TS001/18-001

  • Barcode: 9555250500011

NZ Distribution:

This product is imported by Natural Field Enterprises Ltd and is sold in ethnic retail supermarkets throughout NZ. 

Overseas Distribution:

No

Reason for Recall:

This is a precautionary recall as the product contains Wheat, Sesame oil & seeds and MSG (Flavour Enhancer 621) which are not declared on the product label. 

Comments:

Consumers who are allergic to wheat and sesame are advised not to consume this product.
Consumers who are allergic to the product should return the product to their retailer or contact Natural Field Enterprises Ltd on 09 272 9048.
This recall does not affect any other Natural Field Enterprises product.

Recalled food products: Speights Cider 568ml bottle

Date notified to MPI: 11 September 2013
Food Product: Alcoholic Beverage – Wine Product
Name of Product and Identification Speights Cider 568ml six bottle pack and 568ml single bottles
Package Description & Size: Affected product has been sold in 568ml six bottle pack and 568ml single bottles with a Best before date between 9/6/2013 and 16/01/2014
NZ Distribution: This product is sold in supermarkets, licensed premises and other retail outlets throughout New Zealand.
Overseas Distribution: No
Reason for Recall: Lion are initiating a recall of their Speight's Cider 568mL six bottle pack and single bottles after discovering that the product had been incorrectly labelled.

The product contains sulphites which are not declared on the label of each bottle.
Comments: Consumers who are sensitive to sulphites are advised not to consume this product. Any person concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

Consumers should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund or phone Lion (manufacturer) on 0800 835 554.

This recall does not affect any other Speight's product.


Recalled food products: 'Value Fries' brand Hash Browns

Food Product:

Mixed Food – Meals

Name of Product and Identification

'Value Fries' brand Hash Browns

Package Description & Size:

Value Fries brand Hash Browns are sold in individual 2kg packs or cartons containing 6x2kg packs

Only product with the following details are affected:
Best Before: 18 April 2015
Batch Code: A68164
Time Stamp: Between 12:49 and 15:17

NZ Distribution:

This product was sold from Gilmours supermarkets in Auckland and Tauranga and Why Knot grocery outlet in Auckland

Overseas Distribution:

No

Reason for Recall:

Allergen Warning

Talleys Group Ltd has initiated a recall of their Value Fries brand Hash Browns after discovering the product has been incorrectly labelled.

This product contains Egg which is not declared on the product label.

Comments:

Consumers who are allergic to Egg are advised not to consume this product and should return the product to their retailer for a full refund or phone Talleys Group Ltd on 03 528 2800

Any person concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

This recall does not affect any other Talleys Group Ltd product.


Recalled food products: ‘PuYi’ brand Rice Cracker – 360g

Date notified to MPI:

11 July 2013

Food Product:

Cereals & Cereal Products – Processed Cereals & Meal Products

Name of Product and Identification

‘PuYi’ brand Rice Cracker – 360g
Best Before: 1-12-2013

Package Description & Size:

This product is sold in a 360g bag containing ten individually wrapped bars.

NZ Distribution:

The product was sold only in Auckland only from the following Chinese Supermarkets:

  • Dahua Supermarket

  • Tai Ping Supermarket

  • Lim Supermarket.

Other outlets include the Tofushop and some fruit and vegetable shops.

Overseas Distribution:

No

Reason for Recall:

Allergen Warning
Wallace Promotion (NZ) Ltd are initiating a recall of their ‘PuYi’ brand Rice Crackers that have sesame in the ingredients (the ingredients are on the back of the pack), after discovering that some bars containing Peanuts had been incorrectly included with the sesame bars.

The product may contain Peanuts which is not declared on the label.

Comments:

Consumers who are allergic to peanuts should not consume this product.

Any person concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

Consumer who have are allergic to peanuts should return the product to their retailer for a full refund or phone Mark from Wallace Promotion (NZ) Ltd on 021 256 4229

This recall does not affect any other Wallace Promotion (NZ) Ltd product.


Recalled Food Product: Ajitas Vege Deli Crisps Original

Date notified to MPI:

 7 June 2013

Food Product:

 Sweet Potato vegetable crisps

Name of Product and Identification

 Ajitas Vege Deli Crisps Original

Package Description & Size:

White foil bag with vegetable images on the front - 80g bag
All best before dates

NZ Distribution:

 Nil - but mentioned on some New Zealand based consumer sites

Overseas Distribution:

 Coles, Woolworths, Independent Stores in ACT, NSW, NT, QLD,  SA, TAS, VIC and WA

Reason for Recall:

 The presence of an undeclared allergen - Dairy

Comments:

 Any consumers who have a dairy allergy or intolerance may have  a reaction if the product is consumed. Consumers who have a dairy allergy or intolerance should not consume this product and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Contact: The Vege Chip Co Pty Ltd
1800 730 135
www.vegechips.com


Recalled Food Product: Pams Fruit Nut Bars

Date notified to MPI:

22 March 2013

Food Product:

Cereals & Cereal Products – Processed Cereals & Meal Products

Name of Product and Identification

 Pams branded Fruit Nut Bars – 6 Pack

Package Description & Size:

Pams Fruit Nut Bars are packaged and sold in a 192 gram box containing six individually wrapped bars.

Only product with a Best Before date of 22 February 2014 is affected. This date mark is located on the top of the product pack.

NZ Distribution:

This product is retailed through New World, PaknSave and Four Square Grocery retail stores throughout New Zealand.

Overseas Distribution:

No

Reason for Recall:

Foodstuffs are initiating a recall of their Pams Fruit Nutbars after discovering that the product had been incorrectly labelled.

The product contains Milk Chocolate which is not declared on the label.

Comments:

Consumers who are allergic to Milk are advised not to consume this product. Any person concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

Consumers with an allergy to Dairy should contact Pams customer service centre on 0800 245 114 for a full refund.

This recall does not affect any other Pams branded product.


Recalled Food Product: Fresh Trevally Fillets

Date notified to MPI:

8 March 2013

Food Product:

Fish and Fish Products – Unprocessed Fish (Raw)

Name of Product and Identification

Fresh Trevally Fillets – Processed and purchased fresh in-store.

Package Description & Size:

This product is sold fresh and may have been retailed to order in amounts specified by the customer or packaged from the in store Seafood Section.
Affected product would have been purchased before 06.03.2013 and will have a Best Before date up to 07.03.2013.

NZ Distribution:

This product is sold through New World, PAK’nSAVE and Four Square Grocery Retail Stores throughout the Upper North Island.

Overseas Distribution:

No

Reason for Recall:

Foodstuffs (Auckland) Ltd are initiating a voluntary recall of their in store processed Trevally Fish Fillets due to possible high levels of Histamine which may result in Scombroid (histamine) poisoning.

Comments:

Scombroid (Histamine) Poisoning can cause symptoms such as tingling and burning around the mouth, facial flushing and diarrhoea. Any person concerned about their health should seek medical advice.
Consumers are advised not to consume this product and should return the product to their retailer for a full refund.
This recall does not affect any other fresh Seafood product. Please contact Foodstuffs (Auckland) Ltd for further information: David Jose on 09 377 1465


Recalled Food Product: Seastar branded Samosa and Vegetable Spring Rolls

Date notified to MPI:

20.01.13

Name of Product and Identification:

'Seastar' branded Samosa and Vegetable Spring Rolls with a Best Before date of 20.11.2014.

Package Description & Size:

Both products are sold frozen in 750 Gram packs.

NZ Distribution:

This product is imported by Seafood Marketing Ltd and is sold in PaknSave and New World supermarkets throughout the upper North Island.

Reason for Recall:

Seafood Marketing Ltd are initiating a recall of Seastar branded Samosa and Spring Roll products after discovering that these products have been incorrectly labelled. The product contains Soy which is not declared on the label.

Comments:

Consumers who are allergic to soy are advised not to consume this product and should return the product to their retailer for a full refund.
This recall does not affect any other Seastar branded product.


Recalled food products: Greenfarm Vegetarian BBQ Bun

Date notified to MPI:

23.01.13

Name of Product and Identification

Greenfarm’ brand Vegetarian BBQ Bun

Package Description & Size:

This product is sold frozen in 570 Gram packs.
All expiry dates with the following Product code and Barcode are affected:

  • Product Code: TS001/18-001

  • Barcode: 9555250500011

NZ Distribution:

This product is imported by Natural Field Enterprises Ltd and is sold in ethnic retail supermarkets throughout NZ. 

Overseas Distribution:

No

Reason for Recall:

This is a precautionary recall as the product contains Wheat, Sesame oil & seeds and MSG (Flavour Enhancer 621) which are not declared on the product label. 

Comments:

Consumers who are allergic to wheat and sesame are advised not to consume this product.
Consumers who are allergic to the product should return the product to their retailer or contact Natural Field Enterprises Ltd on 09 272 9048.
This recall does not affect any other Natural Field Enterprises product.