Recall of Contaminated Raw Oysters in New Zealand

Issue Date 24 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 Numbersh “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