Mr Porky deep-fried scratchings recalled by Ministry for Primary Industries over salmonella risk

The recalled products
The recalled products Photo credit: MPI

Mr Porky deep-fried scratchings have been recalled due to a salmonella risk, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

The recall affects Mr Porky brand: Crispy Strips(35g and Original Scratchings 40g and 65g. All dates up to and including 19 February 2022 are affected by this recall.

 New Zealand Food Safety National Manager Food Compliance, Jenny Bishop, says people should throw out the affected products and not eat them.

They have also been recalled in the UK after an outbreak of salmonella there.

Bishop says the illness usually lasts a week but it can be serious - especially in children younger than five, adults over 65 and people with weak immune systems.

"Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhoea, fever, and stomach cramps 6 hours to 6 days after being exposed to the bacteria. "

Mr Porky brand products were sold in Four Square, Pak 'n Save and New World stores and other independent retailers throughout the country.

Details on the recall, including the specific retailers of the product, are available on the MPI website.