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Ministry for Primary Industries is warning people not to eat some brands of chilled oysters harvested from the Mahurangi Harbour north of Auckland as they may be contaminated with norovirus. The brands below are affected:
The following chilled oyster products from each brand have been recalled as the products may be affected:
The products were sold on or after 17 January 2017 from Seafood Harbour (5 Kent Street, New Market, Auckland), restaurants and food service distributors in Auckland, Hamilton and New Plymouth.
For more information, contact Seafood Harbour on 09 529 0222.
The products were sold on or after 14 January 2017 from Matakana Oysters Ltd (The Green Shed, 1217 Leigh Rd, Laly Haddon Place, Matakana).
For more information, contact Matakana Oysters on 09 422 6313.
The products were sold on or after 14 January 2017 in the Matakana Village Farms market (every Saturday between 8am - 1pm) and the following retail outlets in the Auckland region:
For more information, contact Orata Marine Ltd on 027 477 9690.
The products were sold on or after 14 January 2017 in Seamart (1/955 New North Road, Mt Albert) and Real Fresh Seafood Birkenhead (80 Mokoia Road, Birkenhead) in Auckland.
For more information, contact Hutchings & Addison Ltd on 09 425 4625.
The products were sold on or after 14 January 2017 from Hunter Fish Otahuhu (402 Great South Road, Otahuhu) in Auckland.
For more information, contact Hunter Fish Otahuhu on 020 496 6185.
Affected products should not be consumed. There have been associated reports of norovirus illness in New Zealand. Norovirus generally presents with vomiting followed by diarrhoea. If you think you have eaten any affected oysters, see your doctor if symptoms are severe, persistent or if you are unable to keep hydrated.
Return the products to your retailer for a full refund.
Information is also available through the Ministry of Health’s Healthline 0800 611 116.
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