National Health Advisory: Notification of Recall of Bagged Salad Products due to Potential Contamination
Friday March 10, 2017
A consumer level recall will be initiated shortly by LeaderBrand Produce Ltd in Gisborne. LeaderBrand Produce Ltd will be recalling specific batches of various brands (including Value brand, Pam’s Fresh Express brand, Fresh Plus brand, LeaderBrand brand and potentially others) and unbranded of freshcut salads due to the presence of Listeria spp.
The affected branded products have been sold in both Foodstuffs and Progressive/Countdown supermarkets in New Zealand. Unlabelled products have been supplied to Subway, Pita Pit and My Food Bag.
We have no reports of associated illness.
If your facility purchases pre-made salad products and you have concerns, you should contact your supplier directly.
This notification is particularly important for food service managers at healthcare facilities and residential care centres. Please ensure that they receive the information without delay, if they are part of your area of responsibility.