After Fruzio’s frozen berries and Beehive’s shaved ham, the cascade of food safety scares does not seem to be slowing down. This time, Santa Rosa smoked chicken has been pulled from the shelves after concerns it appeared to be undercooked.
The affected product, having a batch number of 169052 and a best-before date of 1 January 2016, was sold at several major stores throughout the country.
Even though there have not been reports of illness so far, undercooked chicken can cause salmonella and should never be eaten. Anyone experiencing diarrhoea, cramps and fever should contact a doctor.
The list of retailers include nine New World (Mt Roskill, Birkenhead, Masterton, Browns Bay, Remuera, New Plymouth, Whakatane, Albany), seven PAK’nSAVE (Wairau, Te Awamutu, Sylvia Park, Tamatea, Albany, Silverdale, Dunedin), one Four Square (Cooper Beach) and twelve Countdown (Onehunga, Mount Roskill, Massey, Lynnmall, Sylvia Park, Whangarei, Mangere Mall, Waikanae, Amberley, Gore, Invercargill, Oamaru).