Stones found in canned tomatoes, recall issued

Value Brand Viva Italia Chopped Tomatoes in Juice (400g) is being recalled. Photo: MPI

Foodstuffs Own Brands Ltd is recalling specific batches of its Value Brand Viva Italia Chopped Tomatoes in Juice because the product may contain foreign matter (stones).

Customers are asked to check the batch number on the side of the can, says a statement on the MPI website.

"Affected product should not be consumed.

"There have been no reports of associated injury, however 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."

The product is sold in New World, Pak’n Save, Four Square, Gilmours, and Trents stores nationwide.

The product is imported from Italy and has not been re-exported. 

This recall does not affect any other Value brand products or any other Viva Italia products.

The batch numbers are:

  •   •  SMS1 J213

  •   •  TTA1 J214

  •   •  TTA1 J215

  •   •  TTA1 J217

Who to contact

If you have questions, contact Foodstuffs Own Brands Ltd:

  •   •  Phone: 0800 24 51 14

  •   •  Address: 95 May Road, Mt Roskill, Auckland.

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