Countdown brand Trevally Fillets

12 December 2019: Woolworths NZ Ltd is recalling specific batches of its Countdown brand Trevally Fillets as the product contains an elevated level of histamine.

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Countdown brand Trevally Fillets
Product identification

Product type

Fresh fish fillets

Name of product (size)

Countdown brand Trevally Fillets

Date marking

 Best Before 6.Dec.19 to 12.Dec.19

Package size and description

The product is wrapped in plastic and sold over the fish counter.


The product is sold in selected Countdown stores throughout the North Island:

  • Countdown Waiheke Island
  • Countdown Dargaville
  • Countdown Regent
  • Countdown Bureta Park
  • Countdown Ponsonby
  • Countdown Stratford
  • Countdown Masterton
  • Countdown St James
  • Countdown Pukekohe South
  • Countdown Fraser Cove
  • Countdown Rangitikei St
  • Countdown Tikipunga
  • Countdown Victoria Ave
  • Countdown The Valley
  • Countdown Lynfield
  • Countdown Bethlehem
  • Countdown Papakura
  • Countdown Birkenhead
  • Countdown Kelston
  • Countdown Lynmall
  • Countdown Cambridge
  • Countdown Johnsonville Mall
  • Countdown Tauranga
  • Countdown Glenfield
  • Countdown Wainuiomata
  • Countdown Mt Wellington
  • Countdown Sunnynook
  • Countdown Pukekohe
  • Countdown Takanini
  • Countdown St Lukes
  • Countdown Chartwell
  • Countdown Browns Bay
  • Countdown Mt Eden
  • Countdown Newmarket
  • Countdown Kelvin Grove
  • Countdown Spotswood
  • Countdown Meadowbank
  • Countdown Te Awamutu
  • Countdown Meadowlands
  • Countdown Claudelands
  • Countdown Kilbirnie
  • Countdown Tawa
  • Countdown Feilding
  • Countdown Kerikeri
  • Countdown Newtown
  • Countdown St Johns
  • Countdown Three Kings
  • Countdown Warworth
  • Countdown Aotea
  • Countdown Johnsonville
  • Countdown Hobsonville

and online on the:

The product has not been exported.


This recall does not affect any other Countdown brand products.

Increased levels of histamine causes scombroid poisoning. 

Consumer advice

Customers are asked to check the date mark on the product label.

Affected product should not be consumed. If you have consumed any of this product and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice.

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

Who to contact

If you have questions, contact Woolworths NZ Ltd:

  • Phone: 0800 40 40 40
  • Address: 80 Favona Road, Mangere, Auckland.
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