Recall: Tasman Bay Italian Parsley

Listeria monocytogenes discovered in 50g bags.

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The problem

Tasman Bay Herbs is recalling its 50g bags of Italian parsley after listeria monocytogenes, the bacteria that causes literiosis, was found on some of the product with a best before date of 27 June and before. The traces were recorded as part of standard food safety testing on Monday. The company initially recalled all its products but further testing has found their Italian parsley is the only product contaminated. Italian parsley is supplied to Tasman Bay Herbs by an outside source.


The contaminated product was supplied to:

  • Auckland: New World Victoria Park, New World Warkworth
  • Wellington: New World Thorndon, Pak'nSave Upper Hutt
  • Nelson: Fresh Choice Richmond, Raeward Fresh Richmond
  • Christchurch: New World Northwood, New World South City, New World St Martins

What to do

  • If you have bought 50g bags of Tasman Bay Herbs Italian parsley with a best before date of 27 June or before, do not eat it.
  • Return the product to where you bought it for a refund.
  • Seek medical advice if you are concerned about your health.

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