Honey may contain metal
A Taupo¯ honey making company is recalling a batch of its honey due to the possibility of it containing sharp metal.
Westervelt Owhaoko Honey is asking customers who bought Taku Honey brand Honey with Lemon 500g, with the batch number WHA1190, to return it to the retailer immediately for a full refund.
The company warns it should not be consumed ‘‘due to the possibility of the product containing sharp metal foreign matter’’, the recall notice says.
The honey has been sold in specialty food and souvenir stores throughout New Zealand, as well as in 24 jars exported to China. The recall covers 1500 jars.
In a notice posted to Taku Honey’s website, the company said there had been no reports of illness of injury.
However, if anyone has consumed the honey and has any health concerns, they should seek medical advice, the notice said.
The honey being recalled was made on September 14 last year, and has an expiry date of September 13, 2020.
Where the honey is sold locally:
- DeBretts, Taupo¯ - Hannahs Bumble Balm, Taupo¯ - Huka Honey Hive, Taupo¯ -Rotorua - OK Gift Shop, - Simply New Zealand Rotorua, Rotorua - Wai-o-tapu, Rotorua