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Mainland Expands Voluntary Recall Of Deli Meat

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MAINLAND PRODUCTS LTD MEATS DIVISION EXPANDS VOLUNTARY RECALL OF DELI MEAT PRODUCTS - UPDATE AND AMENDED LIST

Mainland Products Ltd Meats Division announced today that its Oamaru meat processing plant has provided an amended list of cooked deli meat products voluntarily recalled on the 18th February. The additional products expand the initial recall of FRASERS SILVERSIDE that may contain Listeria monocytogenes. The list of specific brands and products for the entire recall is attached.

Continuing investigation into the issue has not yet been able to identify and isolate a probable cause of contamination, and as a result the company is voluntarily expanding the scope of product recall as a precautionary measure. The company is working closely with the Ministry of Health to ensure that products will not be sold until appropriate safety standards are confidently achieved.

"Because we have been unable to quickly pinpoint the cause of contamination, and thereby isolate the potential risk, we are now taking voluntarily steps in recalling a wider range of related cooked meats. These products will be removed from sale until we are totally confident we have solved the problem at hand and can deliver expected product safety consistently," said Park Beede, General Manager of Marketing for Mainland Products Ltd.

The recall does not affect uncooked meat products, such as bacon, and meat products processed at the company's other production locations in the North Island. The recalled cooked meat products have been removed from sale through retail outlets, and all meat products which remain available for sale should be considered perfectly safe.

The Listeria bacteria is widespread and commonly found in the environment, including soil, water and raw foods such as uncooked meats and vegetables. Listeria monocytogenes can cause Listeriosis, - a potentially fatal illness which mainly affects the young, elderly, pregnant women and immunocompromised.

Anyone concerned about such an illness should contact a physician immediately.

Customers who have recently purchased cooked deli meats originating from the company's Oamaru processing plant should not eat these products and should contact FRASERS meat products for a replacement voucher or full refund. Consumers with questions about the recalled product can call 0508-624-652 toll free any time of day or night.

ENDS

PRODUCT LIST:

PRODUCTS RECALLED NATIONWIDE

FRASERS brand pre-pack products

* Frasers Oval Leg Ham 200g. pack

* Frasers Sandwich Ham 200g. pack

FRASERS brand deli meats purchased through supermarkets and other

lunchmeat retailers

* Frasers 4x4 Sliced Ham

* Frasers Banquet Ham

* Frasers Black Label Ham

* Frasers Deli Choice Ham

* Frasers Easy Carve Ham

* Frasers Heritage Ham

* Frasers Imperial Carve Ham

* Frasers Pantry Sandwich Ham

* Frasers Pantry Smoky Ham Roll

* Frasers Ploughmans Pickled Pork

* Frasers Ploughmans Smoky Lamb

* Frasers Roast Beef

* Frasers Roast Pork

* Frasers Sliced Oval Leg Ham

* Frasers Sliced Sandwich Ham

* Frasers Sliced Silverside

ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS RECALLED ONLY IN THE SOUTH ISLAND

HUTTONS brand pre-pack products

* Huttons Sliced Luncheon 250g. pack

* Huttons Sliced Sandwich Ham 250g. pack

KIWI brand pre-pack products

* Kiwi Sliced Ham 125g. pack

* Kiwi Virginian Sliced Ham 150g. pack

* Kiwi Virginian sliced Smoked Ham 150g. pack

PAM'S brand pre-pack products

* Pam's Sandwich Ham 250g. pack

BONANZA brand deli meats purchased through supermarkets and other

lunchmeat retailers

* Bonanza 4x4 Ham

* Bonanza Deli Ham

* Bonanza Oval Deli Ham

HUTTONS brand deli meats purchased through supermarkets and other

lunchmeat retailers

* Huttons 4x4 Cooked Pressed Ham

* Huttons Cooked Ham on the Bone

* Huttons Royal Carve Ham

* Huttons Sliced Pressed Ham

FIRST CHOICE brand deli meats purchased through supermarket

deli's

* 4x4 Lunch Ham

* 98% Fat Free Honey Shaved Ham

* 98% Fat Free Shaved Ham

* Champagne Ham

* Luncheon Ham & Chicken

* Luncheon Pork

* Luncheon Savoury

* Manuka Honey Shaved Ham

* Manuka Honey Sliced Ham

* Oxford Sliced Ham

* Premier Leg Ham

* Smokey Shaved Ham

* Value Ham Shaved

KIWI brand deli meats purchased through supermarkets and other

lunchmeat retailers

* Kiwi Premier Leg Ham

* Kiwi Rolled Cooked Ham

* Kiwi Sliced Ham

TENDERKIST brand deli meats purchased through supermarkets and

other lunchmeat retailers

* Tenderkist Bone Drawn Ham

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