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NZ: Herb grower’s supermarket parsley tests positive for Listeria

Italian Parsley

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The New Zealand Herald: A fresh herb grower has confirmed its Italian parsley, which was stocked by two New World supermarkets in the Auckland region, has tested positive for Listeria.

Tasman Bay Herbs voluntarily withdrew its full range of products from stockists on Monday, but has now narrowed the presence of the bacteria down to the Italian parsley, which was sold to New World Victoria Park and Warkworth, in the Auckland region.

The Ministry for Primary Industries has advised that anyone with a 50 gram bag of Tasman Bay Herbs brand fresh cut Italian parsley should check the best before date. If it is on, or before June 27, 2015, the Italian parsley should not be consumed.

Read the full story at The New Zealand Herald