Matakana Smokehouse NZ Recalls Gravlax Products Due to Listeria Contamination”

March 31, 2024 New Zealand

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In response to a potential health hazard, Matakana Smokehouse NZ Ltd has issued a voluntary recall for specific batches of its Citrus Gravlax and Kaffir Gravlax products. The recall, initiated on March 29, 2024, is prompted by concerns regarding the presence of Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium known to cause serious illness in certain populations.

The affected products, available in various sizes and packaged in vacuum-sealed containers, are identified by the following batch and date markings: “Packed on 20-03-24” and “Use By 10-04-24”. Consumers are urged to carefully examine the packaging of their purchased Gravlax products to determine if they are part of the recall.

These items were distributed solely within New Zealand and can be found at select retail outlets including Stock Deli in Tutukaka, Omaha Superette in Auckland, and IE Produce in Takapuna, Auckland. It is important to note that no exports of these products have occurred.

While there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these Gravlax products, customers are strongly advised not to consume them. Anyone who has already consumed the recalled items and is experiencing symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, nausea, or diarrhea should seek medical attention promptly.

Customers who have purchased the affected products are encouraged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Retailers have been instructed to prominently display a point-of-sale notice regarding the recall for a period of one month.

This recall is specific to the identified batch and date markings and does not impact any other products from Matakana Smokehouse NZ. The company expresses its sincerest apologies for any inconvenience caused and remains committed to ensuring the safety and satisfaction of its customers.

In light of this recall, consumers are reminded to prioritize food safety by checking product labels for batch and date information and promptly responding to recall notices to mitigate any potential health risks. Stay vigilant, stay informed, and prioritize your well-being.


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