New Zealand officials are monitoring all sources of imported frozen berries after an Australian hepatitis scare involving berries from China.

Australian health officials ordered a full national recall of 1kg packs of Nanna's frozen mixed berries on Saturday due to potential hepatitis A contamination.

New Zealand supermarket chains Foodstuffs and Countdown yesterday said they did not stock that brand of frozen berries.

The Ministry for Primary Industries has now confirmed the recalled product is not exported to New Zealand. However, officials are still monitoring the situation.


"We are looking into any/all sources of imported frozen berries to see if there is any cause for concern," the ministry said in a statement today.