Risk of metal in Pam's pasta bake prompts product recall

by Kim Bowden - May 14, 2024

Consumers are being warned not to eat any Pams-branded plant-based creamy pasta bake as they may contain metal.

All batches and all dates of the ready-made-meal product are now being recalled under the direction of the country's food safety authority.

They have also been removed from supermarkets shelves.

The product is sold at selected Four Square, Gilmours, New World, PAK’nSAVE, Trents and Raeward Fresh stores nationwide.

In a statement this evening New Zealand Food Safety says it is supporting Foodstuffs Own Brand in this process.

“If you have bought any of the affected product, do not consume it,” NZFS acting deputy director-general Jenny Bishop says.

“It can be returned to the place of purchase for a refund. Should you be unable to do this, throw it out.”

The problem was identified through routine testing.

“As is our usual practice, NZFS will work with Pams to understand how the contamination occurred and prevent its recurrence,” Ms Bishop says.

New Zealand Food Safety says it has not received any reports of injury, but anyone with health concerns after consuming the affected product should contact their GP or call Healthline on 0800 611 116 for free advice.

More details are available on New Zealand Food Safety’s recall page.

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