South Island Fresh Foods Ltd

Updated on 11 February 2021: This recall has been amended to update the distribution list of stores where the affected products were sold.

Updated on 4 February 2021: This recall has been updated to remove all Night ‘n Day stores from the distribution list. 

29 January 2021: South Island Fresh Foods Ltd is recalling specific varieties and batches of Bells, Bush Road, Country Foods and Pams brands ready-to-eat salads due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

Bush Road Creamy Chicken and Basil 400g.


Bush Road Egg Supreme 200g.


Pams Smoked Chicken Pasta Salad 230g.


Pams Potato Salad 300g.


Unbranded Potato Salad 200g.


Product identification

Product type

Ready-to-eat salads


Name of product (size)

Sold pre-packed:

Bush Road brand Creamy Chicken Salad with Basil 400g with a use by date of 27JAN21 – 06FEB21

Bush Road brand Egg Supreme (200g) with a use by date of 31JAN21 – 07FEB21

Bush Road brand Potato Salad (250g) with a use by date of 31JAN21 – 07FEB21

Bush Road brand Potato Salad (400g) with a use by date of 31JAN21 – 10FEB21

Pams brand Potato Salad (300g) with a use by date of 31JAN21 – 10FEB21

Pams brand Smoked Chicken Pasta Salad (230g) with a use by date of 27JAN21 – 05FEB21

Unbranded Potato Salad (400g) and (600g) with a use by date of 31JAN21 – 07FEB21

Unbranded Potato Salad (200g) with a use by date of 08FEB21 – 09FEB21

Sold in-stores from deli counter:

Bells brand Potato Salad sold between 18 – 29 January 2021

Bush Road Creamy Chicken Salad with Basil sold between 18 – 29 January 2021

Bush Road brand Egg Supreme sold between 18 – 29 January 2021

Country Foods brand Egg and Celery sold between 18 – 29 January 2021

Country Foods brand Broccolini and Bacon sold between 18 – 29 January 2021


Use by

Various weights with specific use by dates between 27JAN21 – 10FEB 21 (for pre-packed salads)

Various weights sold in-stores from the deli counter between 18 – 29 January 2021


Package size and description

The product is sold in the deli section of the supermarket and in various weights in plastic packaging.



 The following supermarkets have received the affected products:

South Island: 
New World South Island 

  • New World Alexandra
  • New World Ashburton 
  • New World Balclutha  
  • New World Bishopdale  
  • New World Blenheim  
  • New World Centre City
  • New World Cromwell
  • New World Durham St  
  • New World Elles Road  
  • New World Ferry Road  
  • New World Gardens  
  • New World Gore
  • New World Greymouth  
  • New World Halswell  
  • New World Hokitika  
  • New World Ilam
  • New World Kaiapoi  
  • New World Lincoln  
  • New World Mosgiel  
  • New World Nelson City 
  • New World Northwood
  • New World Oamaru  
  • New World Prestons  
  • New World Rangiora  
  • New World Rolleston
  • New World St Martins   
  • New World Stanmore  
  • New World Stoke  
  • New World Temuka  
  • New World Three Parks  
  • New World Timaru
  • New World Waitaki  
  • New World Wakatipu  
  • New World Westport  
  • New World Wigram  
  • New World Windsor  
  • New World Winton    

Four Square South Island 

  • Four Square Akaroa 
  • Four Square Alexandra 
  • Four Square Alpine
  • Four Square Arrowtown
  • Four Square Ascot 
  • Four Square Atawhai
  • Four Square Bluff 
  • Four Square Clutterbucks/Mataura   
  • Four Square Clyde 
  • Four Square Culverden
  • Four Square Darfield 
  • Four Square Franz Josef  
  • Four Square Frasers 
  • Four Square Havelock 
  • Four Square Lumsden 
  • Four Square MacKenzie
  • Four Square Maniototo 
  • Four Square Mapua 
  • Four Square Methven  
  • Four Square Mitchells 
  • Four Square Netherby 
  • Four Square Newfield 
  • Four Square Nightcaps 
  • Four Square Omarama 
  • Four Square Otautau 
  • Four Square Palmerston 
  • Four Square Rakaia 
  • Four Square Redcliffs  
  • Four Square Reefton 
  • Four Square Spring Creek 
  • Four Square Tapanui 
  • Four Square Tapawera 
  • Four Square Te Anau 
  • Four Square Tekapo  
  • Four Square Tokomairiro 
  • Four Square Tuatapere 
  • Four Square Twizel 
  • Four Square Wakefield  
  • Four Square West Melton  
  • Four Square Wyndham

Fresh Choice South Island 

  • Fresh Choice Barrington 
  • Fresh Choice Cromwell  
  • Fresh Choice Edgeware 
  • Fresh Choice Green Island 
  • Fresh Choice Leeston  
  • Fresh Choice Oxford 
  • Fresh Choice Parklands 
  • Fresh Choice Picton 
  • Fresh Choice Richmond 
  • Fresh Choice Roslyn 
  • Fresh Choice Takaka 
  • Fresh Choice Te Anau 
  • Fresh Choice Westport

Pak'n Save South Island 

  • Pak'n Save Blenheim  
  • Pak'n Save Dunedin  
  • Pak'n Save Hornby  
  • Pak'n Save Invercargill  
  • Pak'n Save Moorhouse  
  • Pak'n Save Northlands  
  • Pak'n Save Queenstown  
  • Pak'n Save Rangiora 
  • Pak'n Save Riccarton 
  • Pak'n Save Richmond  
  • Pak'n Save Timaru
  • Pak'n Save Wainoni  

SuperValue South Island 

  • SuperValue Mandeville  
  • SuperValue Otautau  
  • SuperValue Reefton
  • SuperValue Renwick
  • SuperValue Riverton
  • SuperValue Roxburgh 
  • SuperValue Sumner  
  • SuperValue Tinwald 

Other retailers South Island

  • Allenton Fresh
  • Bidfood Fresh Christchurch 
  • Bidfood Timaru 
  • Christchurch Cash Sale
  • Mobil Rakaia 
  • Raeward Fresh Richmond 
  • Raeward Fresh Tower Junction 
  • Ranfurly Supermarket  
  • Southland Food Services Ltd 


North Island: 
New World North Island 

  • New World Broadway
  • New World Dannevirke  
  • New World Feilding  
  • New World Foxton
  • New World Hillcrest  
  • New World Howick  
  • New World Kaikohe  
  • New World Kapiti  
  • New World Khandallah
  • New World Kumeu  
  • New World Masterton 
  • New World Metro Shore City  
  • New World Mt Maunganui
  • New World New Lynn  
  • New World New Plymouth
  • New World Railway Metro
  • New World Silverstream  
  • New World Stonefields  
  • New World Te Puke  
  • New World Te Rapa  
  • New World Thorndon
  • New World Pukekohe  
  • New World Waiuku
  • New World Whanganui  
  • New World Willis Street Metro 

Four Square North Island 

  • Four Square Aramoho
  • Four Square Awapuni  
  • Four Square Bulls
  • Four Square Castlecliff 
  • Four Square Cherrywood 
  • Four Square Coromandel 
  • Four Square Dargaville 
  • Four Square Edmund Road
  • Four Square Foodworld 
  • Four Square Fosters 
  • Four Square Hokowhitu
  • Four Square Ideal 
  • Four Square Kaiwaka 
  • Four Square Kawakawa 
  • Four Square Mangapapa 
  • Four Square Ngatea 
  • Four Square Ngongotaha 
  • Four Square Opononi
  • Four Square Paeroa 
  • Four Square Parakai 
  • Four Square Papamoa Beach 
  • Four Square Tairua  
  • Four Square Tamahere 
  • Four Square Te Aroha
  • Four Square The Lakes 
  • Four Square Torbay 
  • Four Square Waiau Pa 

Fresh Choice North Island 

  • Fresh Choice Greytown 
  • Fresh Choice Glen Eden
  • Fresh Choice Leamington 
  • Fresh Choice Omokoroa 
  • Fresh Choice Papamoa
  • Fresh Choice Te Ngae 

Pak'n Save North Island 

  • Pak'n Save Albany 
  • Pak'n Save Kaitaia  
  • Pak'n Save Kapiti 
  • Pak'n Save New Plymouth  
  • Pak'n Save Palmerston North  
  • Pak'n Save Papakura
  • Pak'n Save Royal Oak  
  • Pak'n Save Rotorua
  • Pak'n Save Tamatea  

SuperValue North Island

  • SuperValue Featherston 
  • SuperValue Paetiki
  • SuperValue Waiuku 

Countdown stores have not received the affected products.



For products purchased from in-store deli counters at New World and Pak'n Save stores in the North Island, check the label applied by the deli for the brand of salad.

This recall does not affect any other South Island Fresh Foods Ltd products, or any other products of the brands listed above.


Consumer advice

Affected products should not be consumed. There have been no reports of associated illness, however if you have consumed any of these products and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice.

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

Information on Listeria and food safety is available on the following pages:

Who to contact

If you have questions, contact South Island Fresh Foods Ltd:

  • Phone: 0800 80 57 05
  • Address: 520 Waterloo Road, Islington, Christchurch 8042.
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