Orata Marine brand Pacific Oysters

3 February 2017: Orata Marine Ltd is recalling its Pacific Oysters (pottle 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.

Orata Marine brand Pacific Oysters in pottle (300g)

Product identification

Product type Shellfish
Name of product (size)

Orata Marine Pacific Oysters in Pottle (200g or 300g)
Half Shell Pacific Oysters (bulk, 600g/bag, 1 dozen/tray and ½ dozen/tray)

Date marking

All products sold on or after 14 January 2017.

Package size and description

Orata Marine brand Pacific Oysters in Pottle is sold in a 200g or 300g clear plastic pottle.
Half Shell Pacific Oysters are sold as bulk, 600g/bag, 1 dozen or ½ dozen per polystyrene trays. 


The products are sold in the Matakana Village Farms market (every Saturday between 8am until 1pm) and the following retail outlets in the Auckland Region:

  • Kowhai Liquor Centre: 22 Whittaker Road, Warkworth
  • Puhoi General Store: 109 Puhoi Road, Puhoi
  • Premium Seafoods: Howick
  • Grumpy’s Seafood: 221 Great South Road, Papakura
  • Tai Ping supermarket Albany (known as Jimmy the Fish): 92 Rosedale Road, Albany
  • Tai Ping supermarket New Lynn: 3037 Great North Road, New Lynn
  • Tai Ping supermarket Glenfield: 25 Porana Road, Glenfield
  • Tai Ping supermarket Dominion: 911 Dominion Road, Mt Roskill
  • Tai Ping supermarket Flat Bush: 16 Bishop Dunn Place, East Tamaki
  • Jadan supermarket: 976 Dominion Road, Mt. Roskill
  • Oceanz Seafood: Albany, Auckland Fish Market, Botany, Henderson and Silverdale.

The product has not been exported.


This recall does not affect any other Orata Marine branded products or any other products sold by Orata Marine 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 Orata Marine Ltd:

  • Phone: 027 477 9690
  • Address: 521 Woodcocks Road, Warkworth
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