MEDIA RELEASES

Recall of Anchor and Pams Fresh Cream

(Information as provided via Ministry of Health)

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have advised that Fonterra Brands have detected the presence of E. coli in samples of fresh cream during routine testing at one dairy processing plant.  

As such, Fonterra Brands have voluntarily recalled certain batches of Anchor and Pam’s fresh cream. Testing is currently underway to determine whether the E. coli detected is a pathogenic strain.

The affected products have been sold in major supermarkets, food service outlets and dairies throughout the Upper North Island from Northland down to Turangi including Gisborne.

The affected batch numbers are:

Product

Batch Number

Best Before Date

Pams Cream 500ml

1400684206

21/01/2014

Anchor Cream 500ml

1400684207

21/01/2014

Anchor Cream 300ml

1400684208

21/01/2014

Pams Cream 300ml

1400684209

21/01/2014


For more information regarding the product recall go to:

http://www.foodsmart.govt.nz/food-safety/recalls/latest-recalls/

The Ministry of Health has some general information on E. coli infection on their website:
http://www.health.govt.nz/e-coli

The Ministry of Health is working closely with MPI and continues to monitor the situation closely.  The Ministry will update the public when more information becomes available.

-ENDS-

 

For further information, please contact:

Paula Martin – Communications Officer
Northland District Health Board 
Phone (09) 430 4101 ext 3321



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