Ethnic Market brand Apricot Pites (kernels)

11 August 2020: Ethnic General Trade Company Limited trading as Ethnic Market is recalling all batches and all dates of Ethnic Market brand Apricot Pites (raw apricot kernels) as this product cannot be sold in its current form and could cause illness if eaten.

A pack of Ethnic Market brand Apricot Pits 500g
Ethnic Market brand Apricot Pites (500g).


Product identification

Product type

Dried fruit/seeds

Name of product

Ethnic Market brand Apricot Pites (500g)

Batch marking All batches

Date marking

All dates

Package size and description

The product is sold packaged in plastic bags of 500g.


The product is only sold at Ethnic Market, Linwood, Christchurch. The product has not been re-exported.


This recall does not affect any other Ethnic Market products.

Consumer advice

Affected product should not be consumed. There have been reports of associated illness in New Zealand. 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.

Media release: Recall to manage poisoning risk – linked to raw apricot kernels

Who to contact

If you have questions, contact Ethnic Market:

  • Phone: 021 175 5432
  • Address: 6/403 Worcester Street, Linwood, Christchurch.
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