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Concern is growing over Christmas Mince Pies with metal in them

Christmas Mince Pies Recalled

Christmas Mince Pies recalled due to metal concerns

New Zealand Food Safety is supporting Woolworths in its recall of its Summer Berry Mince Pies due to the possible presence of fine metal.

"The concern with this product is that some fine wire may have got into these mince pies due to a manufacturing problem," says New Zealand Food Safety deputy director-general Vincent Arbuckle. "Two consumer complaints have been received but fortunately no injuries have occurred."

This recall affects 2 batches of mince pies sold at Woolworths, Countdown, SuperValue and FreshChoice stores nationwide:

Summer Berry Mince Pies 360g with a 12/06/2024 best-before date and

Summer Berry Mince Pies 360g with a 13/06/2024 best-before date.

Carefully check the best-before date as not all batches are affected. For the latest information about batch details, and photographs of the affected product, visit New Zealand Food Safety’s recall page. If you have bought any of these mince pies, they should not be eaten, and can be returned to the place of purchase for a refund.

If you have consumed any of this product and are concerned for your health, contact your health professional, or call Healthline on 0800 611 116 for free advice.

The batches under recall have already been removed from store shelves and have not been exported.

"As is our usual practice, New Zealand Food Safety will be working with Woolworths to understand how the contamination occurred and prevent its recurrence," Mr Arbuckle said.

The vast majority of food sold in New Zealand is safe, but sometimes problems can occur. Help keep yourself and your family safe by subscribing to our recall alerts. Information on how to subscribe is on the New Zealand Food Safety food recall page. 

Ministry of Primary Industries.

Pigeon Post News, Richmond.

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