Specific cheese products from the Talbot Forest Cheese, Gibbston Valley Cheese, The Cuisine Canteen, Imperial Foods, and Pams Finest brands are being recalled due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.
|Name of product (size)||Talbot Forest Cheese brand cheese products:
Gibbston Valley Cheese brand cheese products:
The Cuisine Canteen brand cheese products:
Imperial Foods brand cheese products:
Pams Finest brand cheese products:
|Batch and date marking||
For Pams Finest brand Traditional Haloumi, The Cuisine Canteen brand Chilli Haloumi and Basil Haloumi, Imperial Foods brand Imperial Haloumi: Best before dates between and including 26/05/2020 and 08/10/2020.
For other products listed in this notice: Best before dates between and including 22/11/2020 and 06/04/2021.
|Package size and description||The products are sold in various packagings, weights, and shapes.|
|Distribution||The products are sold in supermarkets throughout New Zealand.
The products have not been exported.
|Notes||This recall only affects the specific batches of these brands of cheeses listed on this notice.
No other products from these brands are affected by this recall.
It is important for consumers to check the product names and best before dates as not all products are affected.
Affected products should not be consumed. There have been no reports of associated illness, however if you have consumed any of these products and have any concerns about illness, seek medical advice.
Customers should return the products to their retailer for a full refund.
More information is available in the media release
For more information about Listeria and prevention visit the Ministry of Health website.
Information on Listeria and food safety from the Ministry for Primary Industries:
- For people with low immunity
- List of safe foods in pregnancy
- Food safety in pregnancy, pull-out guide [PDF, 561 KB]
Who to contact
If you have questions, contact Talbot Forest Cheese:
- Phone: 03 615 8652
- Address: 29 King Street South, Temuka.