New Zealand- Elite brand confectionery products -Salmonella


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28 April 2022: Benedikt Imports Pty Ltd is recalling all batches, all dates, all packaging, or size and all flavour variations of Elite branded confectionery products, including Elite chocolate, Elite cakes, Elite wafers, Energy grain snacks, Energy chocolate rice cakes, gum and toffee candies due to the possible presence of Salmonella.

Product identification
Product type Confectionery products
Name of product (size) All packaging, or size and all flavour variations of Elite brand confectionery products, manufactured by Elite-Strauss, Israel are affected by this recall, including:

  • Elite brand chocolate
  • Elite brand cakes
  • Elite brand wafers
  • Elite brand Energy grain snacks
  • Elite brand Energy chocolate rice cakes
  • Elite brand gums
  • Elite brand toffee candies
Batch and date marking All batches and all dates
Package size and description The products are sold in various weights in various packaging variations.
Distribution The products are sold at the below ethnic grocery stores and may have been provided to community groups:

  • Chabad New Zealand Hebrew Charitable Trust, 788 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland
  • The Greys Ave Deli or The Kosher Deli, 108 Greys Avenue Auckland Central, Auckland and online – The Kosher Deli 
  • Wellington Kosher Co-Operative, 80 Webb Street, Te Aro, Wellington

The products were sold as part of the ‘Home Away From Home Gift Box’ from The Greys Ave Deli or The Kosher Deli in Auckland and online via the company’s website. Only the Elite brand confectionery products in the gift box are affected by this recall and should not be consumed.

The products have not been re-exported.

Notes This recall does not affect any other Elite brand products, or any other products imported by Benedikt Imports Pty Ltd.

If you are a retailer of any of the Elite brand products listed in this recall notice, you need to download a copy of the below Point of Sale notice and display in your store for one month:

Point of sale notice [PDF, 45KB]

Consumer advice

Customers are asked to check the brand of products before consumption.

Affected products should not be consumed. There have been cases of illnesses in Israel reportedly linked to Elite brand confectionery products, manufactured by Elite-Strauss Group, Israel. There have been no confirmed cases of illnesses in New Zealand, however 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.

Who to contact

If you have questions, contact Benedikt Imports Pty Ltd:

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