Multiple Food Recalls Issued Over Safety Concerns: New Zealand

April 1, 2024 New Zealand

In recent developments, a swathe of food and household items has been recalled due to health and safety concerns. Among the recalled items are:

Undeclared Allergens in Vietnamese Snacks: Cau Tre Rice Paper Seafood Spring Roll 480g and Cau Tre Pastry Seafood Spring Roll 500g, popular Vietnamese snacks sold in Asian supermarkets across the country, have been recalled. The reason behind the recall is the undeclared presence of allergens, specifically eggs. Consumers with egg allergies are strongly advised to return the product to the retailer for a full refund.

Cau Tre Rice Paper Seafood Spring Roll 480g

Undeclared Allergens in Cottage Pies: Locally-made cottage pies, weighing 520g and sold in several supermarkets across the Wellington area, are also under recall. The Catering Studio, the manufacturer of these pies, has issued the recall due to undeclared allergens, including soy, sulphites, and wheat. Consumers who have purchased these pies with a best-before date of April 9 should return them to the point of purchase for a refund.

Cau Tre Rice Paper Seafood Spring Roll 480g

Listeria Contamination in Gravlax: Matakana Smokehouse has recalled all sizes of its citrus gravlax and kaffir gravlax with a use-by date of April 10 due to the potential presence of listeria. Listeria is a food-borne bacterium that can cause severe illness, particularly among vulnerable populations. Consumers are urged not to consume these products and to return them to the store for a full refund.

Cau Tre Rice Paper Seafood Spring Roll 480g

Additional Food Recalls: In addition to the aforementioned products, several other food items have been recalled since the start of March. These include New World Prestons Made in Store Biscoff Filled Buns, Waiheke Herbs brand Asian Herb Spread with chilli & ginger, Pak’nSave Petone brand NZ Beef Mince and NZ Pork Mince, and Zany Zeus Halloumi Cheese. Consumers who have purchased any of these products should check the recall notices for further instructions on returning them for a refund.

These recalls highlight the importance of food safety and the need for consumers to remain vigilant. By staying informed about product recalls and taking appropriate action if they have purchased any of the affected items, consumers can help ensure their health and well-being. For more information on specific recalls and how to proceed, consumers can contact the retailers or visit governmental health and safety websites.

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