Listeria: 13 salads recalled from 400 supermarkets over food safety concerns

By Te Ao - Māori News
One of the 13 recalled salads - Unbranded Potato Salad 200g.  Photo / Supplied

Customers are being warned not to consume more than a dozen different deli and pre-packaged 'ready-to-eat' salads which have been recalled from as many as 400 supermarkets and other outlets throughout the country after listeria was found in some products.

The recall applies to specific batches of Pams, Bells, Bush Road and Country Foods brands and certain other unbranded salads. The full details of the salads recalled by South Island Fresh Foods Ltd are available here.

Pams Smoked Chicken Pasta Salad 230g.  Photo / Supplied

NZ Food Safety says listeria bacteria can make people sick and infection can be especially serious among vulnerable groups.

“If you think you have eaten contaminated product and are concerned for your health, please seek medical attention," NZFS food compliance manager Nigel Hughes said in a statement released today.

Pams Potato Salad 300g.  Photo / Supplied

"Listeriosis infection can be serious among vulnerable groups such as pregnant women and their unborn babies, newborn babies, people with weakened immune systems and elderly people.

"For those in the high-risk groups, listeriosis typically has an incubation period of 2 to 3 weeks (or longer) before symptoms appear.

"Healthy adults are likely to experience only mild infection, causing mild diarrhoea and flu-like symptoms," he said.

"If you have consumed any of these products and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice."

Bush Road Creamy Chicken and Basil 400g.  Photo / Supplied

Full list of recalled salads

Sold pre-packed

• Bush Road brand Creamy Chicken Salad with Basil 400g with a use by date of 27JAN21 – 06FEB21

• Bush Road brand Egg Supreme (200g) with a use by date of 31JAN21 – 07FEB21

• Bush Road brand Potato Salad (250g) with a use by date of 31JAN21 – 07FEB21

• Bush Road brand Potato Salad (400g) with a use by date of 31JAN21 – 10FEB21

• Pams brand Potato Salad (300g) with a use by date of 31JAN21 – 10FEB21

• Pams brand Smoked Chicken Pasta Salad (230g) with a use by date of 27JAN21 – 05FEB21

• Unbranded Potato Salad (400g) and (600g) with a use by date of 31JAN21 – 07FEB21

• Unbranded Potato Salad (200g) with a use by date of 08FEB21 – 09FEB21

Sold in-stores from deli counter:

• Bells brand Potato Salad sold between 18 – 29 January 2021

• Bush Road Creamy Chicken Salad with Basil sold between 18 – 29 January 2021

• Bush Road brand Egg Supreme sold between 18 – 29 January 2021

• Country Foods brand Egg and Celery sold between 18 – 29 January 2021

• Country Foods brand Broccolini and Bacon sold between 18 – 29 January 2021

Bush Road Egg Supreme 200g.  Photo / Supplied

Supermarkets

Countdown stores have not received the affected products.

The following supermarkets have received the affected products:

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