NZ recall after plastic found in sausages

New Zealand sausage maker Premier Beehive recalled four
types of sausage from NZ shops after plastic was found in them by an Auckland
consumer.

Stuff.co.nz reports that the affected products were various
types of pork sausages. The pork arrived at the company’s plant in Carterton on
the North Island, wrapped in plastic. Some of this remained stuck to the meat and
was minced along with the meat.

“We immediately went into investigation mode once we
received the complaint from the customer this week and I’m pleased to say we
haven’t had any more. We thought it was in the best interests of the customers
and the brand,” Premier Beehive Managing director John Kippenberger said.

He added that the affected products have been removed from
shelves and the company hopes to have new products available in stores by Wednesday
next week.

As the National Business Review reports, Premier Beehive has
bought a property in Palmerston North which it intends to use as its national distribution centre.

It paid nearly $5 million for the 2.1 ha property, which was previously owned and operated by Foodstuffs. It includes a large cold store building.