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Fruit in store today safe to eat

Fruit in store today safe to eat – updated 3.30pm

[The updates have been highlighted in italics.]

14 March 2014: Countdown has confirmed that the fruit affected by MPI’s precautionary withdrawal was removed from sale from late yesterday, 13 March.

All fruit currently on display in Countdown stores was not sourced from the Hawkes Bay packhouse concerned, and is safe to eat.

Additionally, SuperValue and FreshChoice stores – with the exception of SuperValue Edgeware, in Christchurch - were not impacted by the withdrawal as earlier stated by MPI. They did not purchase fruit from the affected packhouse. SuperValue Edgeware received two boxes of the affected fruit.

A number of Countdown stores were also not impacted – a list is below.

Customers can return any of the affected fruit purchased between 27 February and 13 March to the store for a full refund.

MPI has advised there is a relatively low risk that affected fruit had been contaminated. For more information, visit their website: http://www.mpi.govt.nz/news-resources/news/mpi-caution-potential-hepatitis-a-in-some-fruit

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Notes to Editors:

SuperValue Edgeware (Christchurch) is the only SuperValue impacted by the withdrawal

No FreshChoice stores impacted

• The following Countdown stores were not impacted by the withdrawal:

WAIHI
PAIHIA
GREY LYNN
MANGERE MALL
CENTRAL MALL, ROTORUA
FRASER COVE, TAURANGA
MATAMATA
THE VALLEY, NEW PLYMOUTH
MANGERE
BIRKENHEAD
KELSTON
CAMBRIDGE
HUNTLY
WHAKATANE
MILFORD, AUCKLAND
PUKEKOHE
TAKANINI
GLENFIELD DOWNING ST
AVIEMORE DRIVE, AUCKLAND
CHARTWELL
TAKAPUNA
WHANGAPARAOA
MAIRANGI BAY
AUCKLAND AIRPORT
TE AWAMUTU
TAUPO
NORTHCOTE
MASSEY, AUCKLAND
GISBORNE
DARGAVILLE
TOKOROA
KENSINGTON
LEVIN
KILBIRNIE, WELLINGTON
OTAKI
KARORI, WELLINGTON

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