Buckwheat flour sold from multiple businesses

24 November 2017: The following businesses are recalling all batches and all dates of buckwheat flour sold from their premises due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (gluten).

Product identification

Product type Flour
Business Name Business Address Product Name and Sizes Contact Details
Bulk Barn Foods(New Lynn) 9 Totara Avenue, New Lynn, Auckland Buckwheat flour (repackaged with various sizes) 09 827 0656
Big Bulk Barn (Gisborne) 460 Gladstone Road, Gisborne Buckwheat flour (Bulk bin) 06 868 1120
Choice Food and Spices 504 Cameron Road, Tauranga Buckwheat flour (Bulk bin) 07 571 4450
Fine Food Brokers Unit 1 9 Industrial Place, Industrial Place, Queenstown Buckwheat flour (1kg/bag) 03 409 0374
Fruit World (Silverdale) 17 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Silverdale Buckwheat flour (500g/bag) 09 426 8883
Geeta’s Spices & Veggies 69 Guyton Street, Wanganui Buckwheat flour (Bulk bin) 06 348 4398
Guruji’s Indian Food 12 Bath Street, Christchurch Buckwheat flour (1kg/bag) 03 365 6363
Indian Food Mart 84 Andrew St, Dunedin Buckwheat flour (1kg/bag) 03 471 8447
Steve’s Wholefoods 101 Albert Street, Palmerston North Buckwheat flour (Bulk bin) 06 355 1300
The Cook’s Pantry 35 Guinness Street, Greymouth Buckwheat flour (Bulk bin) 03 768 0330
The Pantry Door 526 Main Roadd, Stoke, Nelson Buckwheat flour (Bulk bin) 03 547 5630
The Spice Emporium 31 Coutts Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington Buckwheat flour(repackaged with various sizes) 04 387 4004
Premium Seafood & Bulk Food 5/290 Ti Rakau Drive, Burswood, Auckland Buckwheat flour (Bulk bin) 09 273 2199
Yogiji’s Food Mart (Christchurch) 569B Colombo Street, Christchurch Buckwheat flour (Bulk bin) 03 372 3434
Yogiji’s Food Mart (Wellington) 56 Hutt Road, Petone, Wellington Buckwheat flour (Bulk bin) 04 568 3030
Vetro Mediterranean Foods (Napier) 46 Bridge Street, Ahuriri, Napier Buckwehat flour (750g/bag) 06 834 1136
Vetro Mediterranean Foods (New Plymouth) 322 Devon St East, New Plymouth Buckwheat flour (1kg/bag) 06 769 5076
Vetro Mediterranean Foods (Rotorua) 1131 Amohau Street, Rotorua Buckwheat flour (1kg/bag) 06 834 1136
Batch marking All Batches
Date marking All Dates
Package size and description The flour is sold in plastic bags with various weights or via the bulk bins (customers fill bags with the flour) at the business.

The products are sold in the above retail outlets throughout New Zealand.


This recall does not affect any other products sold by the above retailers.

The products may be sold as gluten free or as a substitute for wheat flour or considered to be gluten free. However the buckwheat flour is not gluten free.

Consumer advice

Customers are asked to check where the products have been purchased from.

People with a gluten allergy or intolerance should not consume these products. If you have consumed these products and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice.If you are not allergic or intolerant to gluten, this recall does not affect you.

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

Who to contact

If you have questions, contact the relevant business.

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