Hutchings & Addison Ltd Pacific Oysters

3 February 2017: Hutchings & Addison Ltd is recalling its Pacific Oysters (whole shell and half shell) sold on or after 14 January 2017 as the product may be affected by a recent norovirus contamination event in the Mahurangi Harbour.

Hutchings & Addison Ltd Pacific Oysters

Product identification

Product type Shellfish
Name of product (size)

Pacific Oysters Whole Shell
Pacific Oysters Half Shell (1 dozen / tray)

Date marking

All products sold on or after 14 January 2017.

Package size and description

Pacific Oysters Whole Shell sold individually;
Pacific Oysters Half Shell sold as 1 dozen per polystyrene tray.


The products are sold in Seamart (1/955 New North Road, Mt Albert) and Real Fresh Seafood Birkenhead (80 Mokoia Road, Birkenhead) in Auckland.
The products have not been exported.


This recall does not affect any other products sold by Hutchings & Addison Ltd.

Consumer advice

Affected products should not be consumed. There have been associated reports of norovirus illness in New Zealand. Norovirus gastroenteritis generally presents with vomiting followed by diarrhoea. People who believe they have eaten affected oysters to see their GP if symptoms are severe or persistent or if they are unable to keep hydrated.

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

Who to contact

If you have questions, contact Hutchings & Addison Ltd:

  • Phone: 09 425 4625
  • Address: 12 Willjames Ave, Algies Bay, Auckland
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