MPI statement on Beehive ham product recall

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The Ministry for Primary Industries is supporting the smallgoods company Premier Beehive NZ Ltd in a product recall of a small number of 200g packets of champagne ham after discovering that the product may contain listeria bacteria.

The possible presence of listeria was picked up in routine product testing by the company which acted responsibly and promptly informed MPI.

The recall involves 131 200g packs of champagne shaved ham.

The 131 packets were part of a batch of approximately 13,600 packets and all but the 131 have been accounted for.

People are advised not to eat the products concerned.

There have been no reports of any illness but if people are concerned about their health, they should contact their doctor.

No other Beehive brand products are affected.

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