Updated on 08 December 2020: This recall has been updated to include the names of the supermarkets and retailers where the affected products are sold.
7 December 2020: 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.
|Name of product (size)||Whole ham
|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 sold over the counter at delicatessens in selected Pak’n Save, New World, and Fresh Choice supermarkets in the South Island (listed below) 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 Fresh Choice supermarkets in the South Island (listed below).
|Distribution||The packaged ham products are sold in the following supermarkets and retailers.
Pestell’s Sliced Ham is sold at the delicatessen counter at the following supermarkets in the South Island:
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.
No Pak’n Save, New World, Four Square and Fresh Choice supermarkets in the North Island have received these products.
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 on the following pages:
- Food for people with low immunity
- Food and pregnancy
- Guide to food safety in pregnancy [PDF, 608 KB]
Who to contact
If you have questions, contact Pestell’s Rai Bacon Company Ltd:
- Phone: 03 547 0116
- Address: 22 McMahon Street, Stoke, Nelson.