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Mung bean sprout product recall due to Listeria

Pams brand Sweet Mango Mesclun With Dressing (295g). Photos: MPI.

New Zealand Food Safety is advising the public to return a specific brand of mung bean sprouts and sweet mango mesclun salad as they may contain Listeria bacteria.

The products are sold throughout New Zealand, including Vege Star in Greerton and Bidfood Tauranga in Tauriko.

The products are also at Bidfood Rotorua, Fenton Quality Produce in Rotorua, Fresh Market in Whakatane and Fruit Monster fruits, vegetables and groceries in Rotorua.

Consumers should return Living Foods Ltd Spring Life brand Mung Bean Sprouts sold in supermarkets in the North Island, included in Woop and The Kai Box meals distributed nationwide, and Pams brand Sweet Mango Mesclun with dressing Salad sold in supermarkets throughout New Zealand, says a statement from the Ministry of Primary Industries.

Information about the names of stores selling the affected product, 'best before' dates and packaging is available below.

Listeria can make people sick (listeriosis) if they consume contaminated food.

New Zealand Food Safety national manager food compliance services, Jenny Bishop, says customers should return products to the retailer for a full refund or throw the product out.

"Listeriosis infection can be serious among vulnerable groups such as pregnant women and their unborn babies, newborn babies, people with weakened immune systems, and elderly people.

"For those in the high-risk groups, listeriosis typically has an incubation period of 2 to 3 weeks (or longer) before symptoms appear.

"Healthy adults are likely to experience only mild infection, causing mild diarrhoea and flu-like symptoms.

"If you have consumed any of these products and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice."

Spring Life brand Mung Bean Sprouts (200g).

New Zealand Food Safety have not received any reports of illness.

Living Foods Ltd Spring have initiated the recall of the affected products.

Product identification

Product type

Fruit and vegetables

Name of product (size)

Spring Life brand Mung Bean Sprouts (200g)

Pams brand Sweet Mango Mesclun With Dressing (295g)

Date marking

Spring Life brand Mung Bean Sprouts with best before dates up to and including 16AUG21.

Pams brand Sweet Mango Mesclun With Dressing with best before dates up to and including 17/08/21.

Package size and description

Spring Life brand Mung Bean Sprouts are sold in plastic packages of 200g.

Pams brand Sweet Mango Mesclun With Dressing is sold in a plastic container of 295g.

Distribution

Spring Life brand Mung Bean Sprouts is sold in Countdown, Four Square, FreshChoice, Pak'n Save, New World and SuperValue stores in the North Island and the following North Island stores:

Northland

 

Bells Produce, 77 North Roas, Kaitaia

 

Bidfood Whangarei, 26 Te Waiiti Place, Raumanga, Whangārei

 

Auckland

           

Bidfood Auckland, 12 Verissimo Drive, Māngere, Auckland

Bridge Fruit n’ Veg, 24 Coronation Road, Mangere

Kumeu Produce Market, 407 State Highway 16, Auckland 

Simply Fresh, 23 Ocean View Road, Northcote, Auckland

The Orchard Juicery and Kitchen- Airport Oaks, 55 Montgomerie Road, Māngere, Auckland

Bay of Plenty

         

Bidfood Rotorua, 150 Te Huaki Crescent, Eastgate, Rotorua

 

Bidfood Tauranga, 71 Hotuhotu Street, Tauriko, Tauranga

 

Fenton Quality Produce Ltd, 252 Fenton Street, Victoria, Rotorua

Fresh Market, 30 Lovelock Street, Whakatane

   

Fruit Monster fruits, vegetables and groceries, 110-D Lake Road, Koutu, Rotorua

Vege Star, 139 Chadwick Road, Greerton, Tauranga

   

Hawke's Bay

         

Onekawa Fruit Mart Ltd, Maadi Road, Onekawa, Napier 

 

Reid Produce Co (formerly Vegeez), Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, 1454 Omahu Road, Hastings

Waikato

           

Chartwell Fresh, 16A Rossiter Place, Chartwell, Hamilton

 

Green World Fruit and Vege, 23 Braid Road, St Andrews, Hamilton

Hillcrest Fresh, Unit 6/247 Clyde Street, Hamilton East, Hamilton

Magic Fresh, 22 Tuhikaramea Road, Dinsdale

   

Vege Fresh, 35 Victoria Street, Leamington, Cambridge

 

Vege King, 985 Heaphy Terrace, Fairfield, Hamilton

   

Taranaki

           

Bidfood New Plymouth, 8 Gregory place, New Plymouth

 

Manawatu -Wanganui

       

Bidfood Palmerston North, 32 Makomako Road, Kelvin Grove, Palmerston North

Wellington

         

Bidfood Wellington, 9-11 Matiu Close, Elsdon, Porirua 

 

Chevalier Wholesale Produce, Torrens Terrace, Te Aro, Wellington

Fresh Direct Wellington, 47 Takapu Road, Takapu Valley, Wellington

Moore Wilson's Wellington, Corner of Tory Street and, College Street, Te Aro, Wellington

The product is sold as a component of meal boxes online at Woop  and at The Kai Box  throughout New Zealand.

Pams brand Sweet Mango Mesclun With Dressing is sold in Four Square, Pak'n Save and New World stores throughout New Zealand.

The products have not been exported.

Notes

This recall does not affect any other batches Spring Life brand or Pams brand products.

Consumer advice

Customers are asked to please follow advice as provided by Woop and The Kai Box if purchased from these businesses.

Affected products should not be consumed. There have been no reports of illness, 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.

Listeria infection: symptoms and advice

Who to contact

If you have questions, contact Living Foods Ltd:

  •   •  Phone: ​09 2571083

  •   •  Address: ​107 Kirkbride Road, Mangere, Auckland

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