Tuesday, April 16, 2024

NZ Food Safety recalls Christchurch meat products

New Zealand Food Safety has advised of a recall of Peter Timbs meat products sold by Christchurch supermarkets as they may contain Listeria bacteria.

The products recalled by Peter Timbs Meats Ltd include cooked sliced roast beef, cooked sliced ham and whole hams, and boneless cooked smoked chicken products.

Information about specific brands, product names, batches, dates and names of stores selling the product is available on MPI’s website: Food recall – Peter Timbs Meats Ltd

New Zealand Food Safety national manager food compliance services, Melinda Sando said customers should return products to the retailer for a full refund or cook thoroughly (piping hot all the way through). For the large hams this means an internal temperature of 75 degrees Celsius.

“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,” Ms Sando said.

“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.

“If you have consumed any of these products and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice,” she said.

New Zealand Food Safety have not received any reports of illness in relation to the items so far.

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