Imported coconut milk drinks and coconut milk powders warning

23 September 2015: MPI has issued a Chief Executive Privileged Statement under Section 289 of the Food Act 2014 warning consumers about coconut milk drinks and coconut milk powders because they contain the undeclared allergen of milk and milk products.


UPDATE

19 October 2015 - Issued at Wellington at 4pm

MPI issued a Chief Executive Privileged Statement under Section 289 of the Food Act 2014 on 23 September 2015.

This statement has since been amended to include additional affected products.

Further information is available in the media releases:

Imported coconut milk drink and coconut milk powder in cans and packets
Top row, from left: Greentime Coconut Milk Drink (500ml), Coco Joy Pure Coconut Milk Drink in coffee, banana and chocolate Flavour (500ml), V Fresh Coconut Milk Drink (240ml), Yeniu Coconut Juice (1.25kg), Ayers Rock Instant Coconut Milk Powder (300g and 1kg). Bottom row, from left: Orthodox Coconut Palm Coconut Juice (245ml - front and back labels - and 1 litre), Emma Instant Coconut Milk Powder (50g and 1kg), Wahaha Coconut Drink (245ml), Sasaya Coconut Drink (335ml).

Product identification

Product type Coconut milk drinks and coconut milk powders 
Name of product Coconut milk (various sizes)
  • Greentime brand Coconut Milk Drink
  • Coco Joy brand Pure Coconut Milk Drink (banana, chocolate and coffee flavours)
  • V Fresh brand Coconut Milk Drink
  • Orthodox Coconut Palm brand Coconut Palm Coconut Juice
  • Yeniu brand brand Coconut Juice
  • Wahaha brand Coconut Juice
  • Sasaya brand Coconut Drink

Coconut milk powder (various sizes)

  • Emma brand Instant Coconut Milk Powder
  • Ayers Rock Instant Coconut Milk Powder
Batch numbers

All batches

Package size and description

Coconut milk drinks

  • Greentime brand Coconut Milk Drink, 500ml can, manufactured in Taiwan
  • Coco Joy brand Pure Coconut Milk Drink (banana, chocolate and coffee Flavours), 500ml plastic bottle, manufactured in Vietnam
  • V Fresh brand Coconut Milk Drink, 240ml can, manufactured in Thailand
  • Orthodox Coconut Palm Coconut Palm Coconut Juice, 245ml can, 245ml Tetra-pak or 1,000ml (1 litre) Tetra-pak, manufactured in China
  • Yeniu brand Coconut Juice, 1.25kg bottle, manufactured in China
  • Wahaha brand Coconut Juice, 245g can, manufactured in China
  • Sasaya brand Coconut Drink, 335ml can, manufactured in Taiwan

Coconut milk powder

  • Emma brand Instant Coconut Milk Powder, 50g plastic foil single-serve and 1kg bulk packets, manufactured in Malaysia
  • Ayers Rock brand Instant Coconut Milk Powder, 300g cardboard box and 1kg foil bag, manufactured in Malaysia
Distribution Sold by various retailers throughout New Zealand, including dairies, ethnic food stores and specialist sports stores. These products are imported to NZ

Consumer advice

Consumers that have a milk allergy or intolerance should not consume these products. If you have any concerns about your health, please contact your doctor or seek medical advice.

Who to contact

If you have questions, contact the MPI consumer helpline:

  • Phone: 04 939 8100
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