Recall of Mr Porky deep fried pork scratching

Photo: MPI.

A consumer recall of Mr Porky brand fried pork scratching products ia being issued due to the possible presence of salmonella.

The product is imported from the United Kingdom and the recall is being initiated by Five Eight Distribution Ltd.

The recall affects Mr Porky brand: Crispy Strips (35g) and Original Scratchings (40g and 65g). 

Details on the recall, including the specific retailers of the product is available here.

All dates up to and including February 19, 2022, are affected by this recall.

New Zealand Food Safety National Manager Food Compliance, Jenny Bishop, says people with these imported pork scratchings at home should throw them out and not consume them. 
This product has recently been recalled in the UK following a link to a salmonella outbreak there.  

"If you have health concerns after eating the product, seek medical advice. 

“Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhoea, fever, and stomach cramps 6 hours to 6 days after being exposed to the bacteria.

“The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment, but its effects can be serious, particularly in children younger than 5 years, adults 65 and over, and people with weakened immune systems.” 

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

Product identification

Product type

Flavoured snacks

Name of product (size)

Mr Porky brand Crispy Strips (35g)

Mr Porky brand Original Scratchings (40g)

Mr Porky brand Original Scratchings (65g)

Date marking

All best before dates up to and including 19 FEB 22.

Package size and description

The products are sold in 35g, 40g, and 65g in plastic packaging of various colours.  


The products are imported from the United Kingdom.

Mr Porky brand products are sold in Four Square, Pak'n Save and New World stores and independent retailers listed below throughout New Zealand.


  •   •  Gifts on Rathbone, 16 Rathbone Street, Whangārei

  •   •  Liquorworld Waipapa, Klinac Lane, Waipapa

  •   •  Mangawhai Meat Shop, 43 Moir Street, New Zealand, Mangawhai


  •   •  Central Park Village and Wine Spirits, 95 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland

  •   •  Franklin Country Meats, 193 Manukau Road, Pukekohe, Auckland

  •   •  Fresh Choice Half Moon Bay, 1 Ara-Tai Road, Half Moon Bay, Auckland

  •   •  Hauraki Corner Cellars, 351 Lake Road, Hauraki, North Shore City

  •   •  Liquorland Glenfield, 444 Glenfield Road, Glenfield, Auckland

  •   •  Liquorland Stonefields, 87 Lunn Avenue, Mount Wellington, Auckland

  •   •  Mighty Ape Ltd, 24/28 Highgate Parkway, Silverdale

  •   •  The Meat Room, 26 Anzac Road, Browns Bay, Auckland

  •   •  UK Grocer, 1 Bute Road, Browns Bay, Auckland

  •   •  Smith & Caughey, 3 Timberly Road, Mangere, Auckland

  •   •  Playtech, 1/63 Corinthian Drive, Albany, Auckland

  •   •  Union Jacks Ltd,  Shop 4/239 Archers Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland

  •   •  West Liqour All Seasons,  4/288 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatū South, Auckland

  •   •  West Liqour Blockhouse Bay, 527A Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland

  •   •  West Liqour Glen Eden,  3 Captain Scott Road, Glen Eden, Auckland

  •   •  West Liqour Green Bay, 58B Godley Road, Green Bay, Auckland

  •   •  West Liqour Hobsonville, 124 Hobsonville Road, Hobsonville, Auckland

  •   •  West Liqour Lincoln Green, 159 Lincoln Road, Henderson, Auckland

  •   •  West Liqour New Lynn Central, 3044 Great North Road, New Lynn, Auckland

  •   •  West Liqour Railside, 126 Railside Avenue, Henderson, Auckland

  •   •  West Liqour Royal Heights, Royal Heights Shopping Centre, Massey, Auckland

  •   •  West Liqour Swanson Village Wine & Spirits, 705 Swanson Road, Swanson, Auckland

  •   •  West Liqour Te Atatū, 3 Pringle Road, Te Atatū Peninsula, Auckland

  •   •  West Liqour Titirangi Village Wine & Spirits, 402 Titirangi Road, Titirangi, Auckland

  •   •  West Liqour West Harbour Village Wine & Spirits, 118 Hobsonville Road, Hobsonville, Auckland

  •   •  West Liqour Westside, 268 Swanson Road, Henderson, Auckland

  •   •  West Liqour Westgate Centre, 13B Maki Street, Massey, Auckland


  •   •  Le Gastronome, 51A Riverlea Road, Riverlea, Hamilton

  •   •  Lois's Gift Boutique, 222 Rosebery Street, Tokoroa

  •   •  The Cambridge Fine Wine Company, 72 Victoria Street, Leamington, Cambridge

  •   •  The Lekker Shop, 1 Grasslands Place, Frankton, Hamilton

Bay of Plenty

  •   •  Liquorland Mt Maunganui, 1 Owens Place, Mount Maunganui


  •   •  Liqour King Napier, 78 Taradale Road, Onekawa, Napier

  •   •  The Saffa Shack, 521 State Highway 51, Whakatu, Clive


  •   •  Bin Inn Waitara, 61 McLean Street, Waitara

  •   •  Mitre 10 Mega New Plymouth, 5 Vickers Road, Waiwhakaiho, New Plymouth

  •   •  Supervalue Bell Block, Parklands Shopping Centre, 188 Parklands Avenue, Bell Block, New Plymouth


  •   •  Bin Inn Palmerston North, 688 Main Street, Terrace End, Palmerston North

Greater Wellington

  •   •  Duke of Wellington, 29 Waterloo Quay, Pipitea, Wellington

  •   •  Kirbys Candy and Lotto, 42 Willis Street, Wellington Central, Wellington

  •   •  Liquorland Waterloo, 2 Trafalgar Square, Waterloo, Lower Hutt

  •   •  Liqour King Petone, 63 Jackson Street, Petone, Lower Hutt

  • UK Goodies Ltd, 243 Jackson Street, Petone, Lower Hutt

  •   •  Fresh Choice Barrington, 256 Barrington Street, Spreydon, Christchurch

  •   •  Fresh Choice Edgeware, 61 Edgeware Road, Edgeware, Christchurch

  •   •  Fresh Choice Geraldine, 7 Peel Street, Geraldine

  •   •  Fresh Choice Merivale, Merivale Mall, 189 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch

West Coast

  •   •  Liquorland Recreation, 68 High Street, Greymouth


  •   •  Granny Annies Sweet Shop, 117 George Street, Dunedin Central, Dunedin

  •   •  Neat Meat Queenstown, 5/3 Hawthorne Drive, Frankton, Queenstown

The products have not been re-exported.


This recall does not affect any other Mr Porky brand products or any other products imported by Five Eight Distribution Ltd.

Consumer advice

Customers are asked to check the best before date printed on the back of the products.

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.

More information on Salmonella

Who to contact

If you have questions, contact Five Eight Distribution Ltd:

  •   •  Phone: ​09 972 0018

  •   •  Address: ​39A Westpoint Drive, Hobsonville, Auckland.

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