Pams pasta bake recalled due to possible foreign matter, customers warned not to consume

Vegetarian pasta bake - stock photo
Vegetarian pasta bake - stock photo. Photo credit: Getty Images

Kiwis with a specific brand of ready-meal pasta bake in their fridge are being warned not to consume the product due to it possibly containing metal.   

All batches and all dates of the Pams brand Plant-Based Creamy Tomato Pasta Bake are being recalled by Foodstuffs Own Brands Ltd as the product may contain foreign matter, identified as metal.   

The product - sold in a 400g plastic tray with a cardboard outer - has since been removed from the shelves at selected Four Square, Gilmours, New World, PAK'nSAVE, Trents and Raeward Fresh stores nationwide.  

Pams Creamy Tomato Pasta Bake
Pams Creamy Tomato Pasta Bake (400g) has been recalled. Photo credit: Supplied

"If you have bought any of the affected product, do not consume it," New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) acting deputy director-general Jenny Bishop said on Wednesday.   

"It can be returned to the place of purchase for a refund. Should you be unable to do this, throw it out.  

"If you or your family member have consumed any of this product and are concerned for your health, contact your health professional, or call Healthline on 0800 611 116 for free advice."  

There have been no reports of injuries or illness associated with possible consumption of the foreign matter, NZFS said.   

"As is our usual practice, NZFS will work with Pams to understand how the contamination occurred and prevent its recurrence," Bishop said.   

The recall does not affect any other Pams products.