Matakana Oysters brand Pacific Oysters

3 February 2017: Matakana Oysters Ltd is recalling its Pacific Oysters (whole shell, half shell, pottle and tube) sold from Matakana Oysters Ltd (The Green Shed) on or after 14 January 2017 as the product may be affected by a recent norovirus contamination event in the Mahurangi Harbour.


Matakana Oysters Cocktail Half Shell Pacific Oysters half dozen tray

Product identification

Product type Shellfish
Name of product (size)

Matakana Oysters Whole Shell (1 dozen / bag)
Matakana Oysters Large (1 dozen / tray)
Matakana Oysters Large (1/2 dozen / tray)
Matakana Oysters Cocktail Half Shell (1/2 dozen / tray)
Matakana Oysters Pacific Oysters in Pottle (300g/pottle)
Matakana Oysters Pacific Oysters in Tube (200g/tube)

Date marking

All products sold from Matakana Oysters Ltd (The Green Shed, 1217 Leigh Rd, Laly Haddon Place, Matakana) on or after 14 January 2017.

Package size and description

Matakana Oysters Whole Shell Pacific Oysters is sold as 1 dozen per plastic bag.
Matakana Oysters Large Pacific Oysters is sold as either 1 dozen or half dozen per polystyrene tray;
Matakana Oysters Cocktail Half Shell Pacific Oysters is sold as half dozen per polystyrene tray;
Matakana Oysters Pacific Oysters in Pottle is sold in a 300g clear plastic pottle;
Matakana Oysters Pacific Oysters in Tube is sold in a 200g clear plastic tube.

Distribution

The products are sold from Matakana Oysters Ltd (The Green Shed, 1217 Leigh Rd, Laly Haddon Place, Matakana).
The products have not been exported.

Notes

This recall does not affect any other Matakana Oysters branded products or any other products sold by Matakana Oysters.

Consumer advice

Affected products should not be consumed. There have been associated reports of norovirus illness in New Zealand. Norovirus gastroenteritis generally presents with vomiting followed by diarrhoea. People who believe they have eaten affected oysters to see their GP if symptoms are severe or persistent or if they are unable to keep hydrated.

Customers should return the products to their retailer for a full refund.

Who to contact

If you have questions, contact Matakana Oysters:

  • Phone: 09 422 6313
  • Address: 1217 Leigh Rd, Laly Haddon Place, Matakana
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