Rebecca Quilliam

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Major ice cream brand pulls stock from shops

Photo / File / Steven McNicholl
Photo / File / Steven McNicholl

A major ice cream brand is pulling its stock from shop shelves after an ingredient was used in production that did not meet company requirements.

The Kiwi Ice Cream Company has issued a nationwide recall notice for some Kiwi and Mel-O-Rich desserts.

The notice said the batches affected "should not be consumed" and the consumer should return it to their retailer for a full refund.

Have you been affected? Email us here.

It was the second recall of the food in a week.

Last week other batches were taken off shelves because a routine audit by the company revealed that a supplied ingredient used in some of their products was re-packed in an unlicensed food premises, the Ministry for Primary Industries said.

Latest affected batches:

• Kiwi 5L Vanilla Ice Cream; best before 10/10/2015; batch code: 3284

• Kiwi 5L Hokey Pokey frozen dessert; best before 10/10/2015; batch code 3284

• Kiwi 5L Neapolitan frozen dessert; best before 10/10/2015; batch code 3284

• Kiwi 5L Tropical frozen dessert; best before 10/10/2015; batch code 3284

• Kiwi 5L Vanilla Ice Cream; best before 19/9/2015; batch code 3263

• Kiwi 5L French Vanilla frozen dessert; best before 19/9/2015; batch code 3263

• Kiwi 5L Strawberry frozen dessert; best before 19/9/2015; batch code 3263

• Kiwi 5L Neapolitan frozen dessert; best before 19/9/2015; batch code 3263

• Kiwi 5L Chocolate frozen dessert; best before 19/9/2015; batch code 3263

• Kiwi 5L Vanilla Ice Cream; best before 11/9/2015; batch code 3255

• Kiwi 5L Chocolate frozen dessert; best before 11/9/2015; batch code 3255

• Kiwi 2L Neapolitan frozen dessert; best before 10/9/2015; batch code 3254

• Kiwi 2L Golden Trio frozen dessert; 10/9/2015; batch code 3254

• Kiwi 2L Hokey Pokey ice cream; best before 9/9/2015; 3253

• Kiwi 2L Strawberry and cream ice cream; best before 9/9/2015; batch code 3253

• Kiwi 2L Cookies frozen dessert; best before 9/9/2015; batch code 3253

• Mel-O-Rich 2L Strawberry frozen dessert; best before 10/9/2015; batch code 3254

• Mel-O-Rich 2L Chocolate frozen dessert; best before 10/9/2015; batch code 3254

• Mel-O-Rich 2L Vanilla frozen dessert; best before 9/9/2015; batch code 3253.

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