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Pestell's ham recall: stores where affected products are sold

New Zealand Food Safety is advising the public to return Pestell's Rai Bacon Company Ltd ham products distributed to selected supermarkets and other retailers nationwide, as they may contain Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

The affected packaged ham products are :
• Pestell’s Champagne Ham,
• Pestell's Cooked Ham on the bone,
• Pestell’s Boneless Ham,
• Pestell’s Boneless Ham pieces, and
• Pestell’s Sliced Ham Off the Bone.

The products are available at some supermarkets in:
• Canterbury,
• Nelson/ Marlborough,
• Tasman, and
• West Coast.

Three stores in the Wellington region also sell the affected products.

In addition, all Pestell’s Sliced Ham served over the counter at the following supermarkets in the South Island is affected:
• Fresh Choice Richmond,
• Fresh Choice Takaka,
• New World Blenheim,
• New World Motueka,
• New World Nelson City,
• New World Stoke,
• PAK’nSAVE Blenheim, and
• PAK’nSAVE Richmond.

These will have Pestells on the in-store applied label and a best before date up to and including 7.12.2020.

For all details on affected batches, date marks and where this product is sold visit MPI’s recall page.
Customers should return the products to their retailer for a full refund or cook thoroughly (piping hot all the way through).

Listeria can make people sick (listeriosis) if they consume contaminated food.

There have been reports of illness. If you have consumed any of these products and have any concerns about your health seek medical advice.

Information on Listeria and food safety is available on the following pages:
Food for people with low immunity
Food and pregnancy
Guide to food safety in pregnancy [PDF, 608 KB]


For more information

Ministry of Health