Fruit in store today safe to eat
Fruit in store today safe to eat – updated 3.30pm
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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
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:
|CENTRAL MALL, ROTORUA|
|FRASER COVE, TAURANGA|
|THE VALLEY, NEW PLYMOUTH|
|GLENFIELD DOWNING ST|
|AVIEMORE DRIVE, AUCKLAND|