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Recall of Contaminated Raw Oysters in New Zealand

Issue Date

23 July 2008

Source of Information

New Zealand Food Safety Authority

Food Product

Raw oysters

Name of Products

Clevedon Coast Oysters

Name of Company

Pakihi Marine Farms Ltd, New Zealand

Product Description

Half-shell and pottled oysters

Batch Numbers

“2230697 – 2210780”, “4240687 – 4110780” and “9060780 – 9080780”
Reason for Recall

Product may have been contaminated with a micro organism that may cause vomiting or diarrhoea.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety


The CFS has contacted the New Zealand authorities for more information and alerted the trade. The CFS is closely monitoring the situation.

Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the affected batches of raw oysters.

Advice to Consumers

Consumers who have purchased the affected raw oysters should stop consuming them.

Further Information

Website of New Zealand Food Safety Authority
The CFS press release

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
24 July 2008

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Last Revision Date : 25-07-2008