New Zealand – Paroa Bay brand Raw Oysters – Norovirus

MPI

Updated on 19 August 2021: This recall has been updated to include all product that was purchased between 9 July 2021 up to and including 18 August 2021, as the products may contain norovirus.

10 August 2021: Paroa Bay Oysters Ltd is recalling its Paroa Bay brand Raw Oysters (200ml Pottle) and any other oysters purchased from Paroa Bay Oysters Ltd Factory Shop from 30 July 2021 to 05 August 2021 due to suspected illness.

Product type Fresh and frozen raw oysters
Name of product (size) Paroa Bay brand Raw Oysters (200ml Pottle) fresh and frozen oysters unopened and half shell.
Batch and date marking Fresh and frozen raw oysters: Purchased between 9 July 2021 up to and including 18 August 2021

200ml pottles: Use by dates from 20JUL21 up to and including 22AUG21

Package size and description The product is sold in a 200ml plastic pottle, fresh and frozen oysters unopened and half shell sold in bags or containers of various weights.
Distribution The affected 200ml pottles are sold at:

  • Countdown supermarkets throughout the North Island
  • Ocean Seafoods in Opotiki
  • Paroa Bay Factory Shop in Kawakawa, Bay of Islands.

The affected fresh and frozen oysters sold at :

  • Fruit World Albany
  • Northern Waters Warkworth
  • Paroa Bay Factory Shop in Kawakawa, Bay of Islands.

The product has not been exported.

Consumer advice

Customers are asked to check the batch mark and use by date on the lid of the pottle.

Affected products should not be consumed. There have been reports of associated illness in New Zealand. If you have consumed any of this product and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice.

Customers should return the product to their retailer for a full refund.

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