Orchard Gold frozen berries recalled due to traces of metal

Orchard Gold Divine Duo Mixed Berries have been voluntarily recalled due to a possible foreign material contamination. Photo / Countdown
Orchard Gold Divine Duo Mixed Berries have been voluntarily recalled due to a possible foreign material contamination. Photo / Countdown

A popular brand of frozen berries is being recalled over concerns it may contain a metal.

Supplier FFOWCS Williams Ltd said a particular batch of Orchard Gold Divine Duo Mixed Berries should not be eaten and taken back to the retailer for a refund.

The batch is numbered 1711131 and has a best-before date of November 30, 2019.

The Batch Code can be found on the back of the bag near the bottom.

A FFOWCS Williams Ltd spokesman said the possible contamination appeared to be the result of an isolated incident during maintenance.

"There was a maintenance program undertaken at the time and it appears there was an isolated issue with the metal detector on one particular day," he said.

"We have taken the step to undertake a voluntarily recall of the whole batch.

"We are aware of two packets in this particular batch of 5808 which contained metal fragments. As a precaution, we have issued a voluntary recall of this batch, which was distributed to the major supermarkets in November last year."

So far, there have been no reports of illness, but anyone concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

The spokesman said this was the first time in 37 years that the business has had to undertake a recall of one of their products.

For more information go to the FFOWCS Williams Ltd website or call 09 849 2394.

- NZ Herald

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