New Zealand – Pestell’s brand ham products – Listeria monocytogenes

MPI

Pestell’s Rai Bacon Company Ltd is recalling specific batches of its 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 due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

Pestell’s Ham on the Bone (various weights).
Pestell’s Boneless Rolled Ham (various weights).
Pestell’s Sliced Ham (various weights).
Product identification
Product type Ham
Name of product (size) Whole ham

  • Pestell’s Champagne Ham (various weights)
  • Pestell’s Cooked Ham on the Bone (various weights)
  • Pestell’s Boneless Ham (various weights)
  • Pestell’s Boneless Ham pieces (various weights)

Sliced ham

  • Pestell’s Sliced Ham Off the Bone (various weights, 300g and 1kg)
Date and batch marking Pestell’s whole Ham products all batches with a use by date up to and including 15.01.21.

Pestell’s Sliced Ham Off the Bone vacuum packs with a use by date up to and including 29.12.20, this appears on the product as 29/DEC/20.

Pestell’s Sliced Ham served over the counter at delicatessens in Pak’n Save, New World and Four Square supermarkets in the South Island with a best before date up to and including 7.12.20.

Package size and description Pestell’s Ham on the Bone, Pestell’s Boneless Rolled Ham, and Pestell’s Sliced Ham Off the Bone are sold in vacuum packs of various weights.

Pestell’s Sliced Ham is sold in various weights over the counter at instore delicatessens in Pak’n Save, New World and Four Square supermarkets in the South Island.

Distribution The packaged ham products are sold in selected supermarkets and other retailers nationwide, except Countdown stores.

Pestell’s Sliced Ham is sold at the serve-over delicatessen counter at the following supermarkets in the South Island:

  • Pak’n Save,
  • New World and
  • Four Square.

The products have not been exported.

Notes This recall does not affect any other Pestell’s brand products.

Further distribution of the products is under assessment and will be updated when available.

No Countdown stores have received these products.

Consumer advice

Customers are asked to check the date and batch marking on the products.

Affected products should not be consumed unless the products are cooked thoroughly (piping hot all the way through). There have been reports of illness, if you have consumed any of these products and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice.

Customers should return the products to their retailer for a full refund or cook thoroughly (piping hot all the way through).

Information on Listeria and food safety is available from the Ministry for Primary Industries:

Who to contact

If you have questions, contact Pestell’s Rai Bacon Company Ltd:

  • Phone: 03 547 0116
  • Address: 22 McMahon Street, Stoke, Nelson.

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