Thursday, May 23, 2024

Pasta bake pulled from shelves over metal fears

New Zealand Food Safety is supporting Foodstuffs Own Brand in its recall of Pams plant-based creamy pasta bake as the product may contain metal.

The safety authority says all batches and all dates of the product are affected by the recall.

The affected product is sold at selected Four Square, Gilmours, New World, Pak’n Save, Trents and Raeward Fresh stores nationwide.

“If you have bought any of the affected product, do not consume it,” says New Zealand Food Safety acting deputy director-general Jenny Bishop.

“It can be returned to the place of purchase for a refund. Should you be unable to do this, throw it out.

“If you or your family member have consumed any of this product and are concerned for your health, contact your health professional, or call Healthline on 0800 61 11 16 for free advice.”

New Zealand Food Safety has not received any notifications of associated injury.

The products have been removed from store shelves and have not been exported.

The products under recall were identified through routine testing, and there have been no reports of associated illness.

“As is our usual practice, New Zealand Food Safety will work with Pams to understand how the contamination occurred and prevent its recurrence,” Ms Bishop said.

Visit New Zealand Food Safety’s recall page for more information about batch details and photographs of the affected product.

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