Various salad products manufactured by LeaderBrand Produce Ltd

10 March 2017: LeaderBrand Produce Ltd is recalling specific batches of various salads as the products may contain Listeria.


Examples of salad products manufactured by LeaderBrand Produce Ltd. Top from left: Leaderbrand brand Farm Fresh Ranchslaw (450g), Pam's Fresh Express brand Herbslaw (450g) and Value brand Baby Leaf Spinach (120g). Bottom from left: Fresh Plus brand Herb Slaw (475g), Value Bag brand Mesclun Salad (150g) and 100% Fresh brand Value Pack Salad Mix (250g). 

Product identification

Product type

Ready-to-eat salads

Name of product (size)

100% Fresh brand Value Pack Mesclun (250g)
100% Fresh brand Heat & Eat Stirfry with Sweet Soy Sauce (900g)
100% Fresh brand Value Pack Baby Spinach (250g)
100% Fresh brand Value Pack Salad Mix (250g)
Fresh Plus brand Herb Slaw (475g)
Fresh Plus brand Japanese Slaw (475g)
Fresh Plus brand Super Slaw (475g)
Fresh Plus brand Baby Rocket Baby Salad Greens (100g)
Fresh Plus brand Gourmet Fancy Baby Salad Greens (120g)
Fresh Plus brand Spinach & Kale Baby Salad Greens (120g)
Fresh Plus brand Mesclun with Herb Baby Salad Greens (130g)
Leaderbrand brand Baby Spinach (120g)
Leaderbrand brand Super Healthy Broccoslaw (450g)
Leaderbrand brand Fresco Caesar (250g)
Leaderbrand brand Fresh & Chunky Heat & Eat Stirfry (500g)
Leaderbrand brand Crunchy Coleslaw (450g)
Leaderbrand brand Fancy Leaf Continental (180g)
Leaderbrand brand Fresh'n Crispy (300g)
Leaderbrand brand Super Kale (100g)
Leaderbrand brand Tender Mesclun (150g)
Leaderbrand brand Farm Fresh Ranchslaw (450g)
Pam's Fresh Express brand Mesclun Salad (500g)
Pam's Fresh Express brand Coleslaw (450g)
Pam's Fresh Express brand Farmhouse Slaw (450g)
Pam's Fresh Express brand Herbslaw (450g)
Pam's Fresh Express brand Italian Salad (250g)
Pam's Fresh Express brand Crispy Salad (250g)
Value brand Baby Leaf Lettuce (100g)
Value brand Baby Leaf Spinach (120g)
Value brand Salad Greens (120g)
Value Bag brand Crispy Salad (300g)
Value Bag brand Mesclun Salad (150g)

Batch and date marking All batches with a Best Before date up to and including 19 MAR 17 are affected by this recall. 
Package size and description The products are sold in plastic bags with various weights.
Distribution

The products are sold in supermarkets throughout New Zealand.
Some affected products (shredded carrot and lettuce) have been supplied to food service customers, including Pita Pit and Subway.
Two batches of Leaderbrand brand products have been exported to Hong Kong.

Notes This recall does not affect any other vegetable products manufactured by LeaderBrand Produce Ltd. The photos are used for illustration purposes only.

Consumer advice

Customers are asked to check the date marking printed on the products.

The affected products should not be consumed. There have been no reports of illness, however if you have consumed any of these products and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice.

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

Listeria is a bacteria commonly found in soil and water and some animals. It can grow at refrigeration temperatures. If consumed, it can be harmful to ‘vulnerable’ people such as children under five years of age, adults over 65, pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems.

Who to contact

If you have questions, contact LeaderBrand Produce Ltd:

  • Phone: 0800 859 859
  • Address: 33 Parkinson Street, Gisborne.
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