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Source: Ministry for Primary Industries


Media contact: MPI Media Team

The recall of Pestell’s Rai Bacon Company Ltd ham products has been updated to confirm the names of supermarkets and stores where the affected products are sold.

The products are being recalled as they may contain Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

The affected packaged ham products are:

  • Pestell’s Champagne Ham,
  • Pestell’s Cooked Ham on the bone,
  • Pestell’s Boneless Ham,
  • Pestell’s Boneless Ham pieces, and
  • Pestell’s Sliced Ham off the bone. 

The products are available at some supermarkets in:

  • Canterbury,
  • Nelson/ Marlborough,
  • Tasman, and 
  • West Coast.

Three stores in the Wellington region also sell the affected products.

In addition, all Pestell’s Sliced Ham served over the counter at the following supermarkets in the South Island is affected:

  • Fresh Choice Richmond,
  • Fresh Choice Takaka,
  • New World Blenheim,
  • New World Motueka,
  • New World Nelson City,
  • New World Stoke,
  • PAK’nSave Blenheim, and
  • PAK’nSave Richmond.

These will have Pestell’s on the in-store applied label and a best before date up to and including 7.12.2020.

Food recalls

For all details on affected batches, date marks and where this product is sold visit MPI’s food recall page.

Customers should return the products to their retailer for a full refund or cook thoroughly (piping hot all the way through).

Recalled foods


Listeria can make people sick (listeriosis) if they consume contaminated food.

There have been reports of illness. If you have consumed any of these products and have any concerns about your health seek medical advice.

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