30 Jul 2017

Ready-to-eat meals recalled due to listeria

8:07 pm on 30 July 2017

Cabbages are being blamed for the recall of a type of ready-to-eat meal because of the presence of the bacteria, listeria.

A cabbage supplier is being blamed for the presence of Listeria in specific batches of Muscle Fuel dinners.

A cabbage supplier is being blamed for the presence of listeria in specific batches of Muscle Fuel dinners. Photo: 123RF

The Ministry for Primary Industries says specific batches of Muscle Fuel dinners are being recalled, and should not be eaten.

The ministry says no reports of illness have been received, while the company says the number of meals affected is very limited.

The Hamilton-based food company said its supplier notified it on Friday that a recent batch of cabbages had returned a positive result for listeria.

The company said the meals affected were 'Vegetarian Chickpea and Pumpkin Rosti on Spinach Salad' and 'Turkish Style Chicken & Rice' with best before dates of 4, 5 and 6 August 2017.

It said it contacted customers who had placed orders for these meals on Friday evening.

Further details can be found on the Ministry for Primary Industries website.

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