Swathe of recalls on food and furniture items from pies and spring rolls to cots and bikes

  • 01/04/2024

A number of tasty snacks and popular household items have been hit with urgent recall notices over health and safety fears.

An undeclared allergen (egg) has forced the recall of Cau Tre Rice Paper Seafood Spring Roll 480g and Cau Tre Pastry Seafood Spring Roll 500g. The Vietnamese snack is sold in Asian supermarkets across the country.

Customers with an egg allergy should return the product to their retailer for a full refund.

A locally-made cottage pie sold in several supermarkets across the Wellington area has also been hit with a recall notice.

The Catering Studio is recalling its 520g cottage pies with a best-before date of April 9 due to undeclared allergens (soy, sulphites, wheat).

The heat-to-eat treat is sold in a foil tray at the following supermarkets: New World Thorndon, New World Newtown, New World Kapiti, New World Hutt City, Moore Wilsons Wellington, Cameron Harrison Upper Hutt and Thorvald (The Junction).

Matakana Smokehouse is also recalling all sizes of its citrus gravlax and kaffir gravlax with a use-by date of April 10 due to the possible presence of listeria. Gravlax is cured salmon.

A collage of the recalled items
A collage of the recalled items Photo credit: Newshub

Listeria is a food-borne bacterium that can make you sick. It has a large number of symptoms including vomiting and diarrhoea.

The affected products are sold at: Stock Deli - Shop 7/11 Marina Road, Tutukaka; Omaha Superette - 4/1 Matariki Street Omaha, Auckland; IE Produce - 1 Barrys Point Road, Takapuna, Auckland 0622.

Affected products should not be consumed and customers should return them to their retailer for a full refund.

A number of other food products have also been recalled since the start of March:

Meanwhile, a large number of electronic and furniture items have also been recalled this month.

They include an Ikea cot that poses the risk of falls, a carbon monoxide alarm, a power bank, a calculator, a bike, a hedge trimmer and the world's smallest alarm clock.

See the full list of recalled household items here