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Ice cream team forced to pull its sweet treats

SIMON MAUDE
Last updated 05:00 20/02/2014
Much Moore Ice Cream
SWEET RETREAT: Much Moore and Kiwi have recalled 23 brands of ice cream they make.

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A big chunk of supermarket freezer space is empty after New Zealand's second-largest ice cream maker had to pull many of its products.

The Kiwi Icecream Company, makers of Kiwi and Much Moore ice creams, has recalled 23 flavours.

The Ministry for Primary Industries says 2- and 5-litre tubs of frozen products were recalled as a precautionary measure last week after product was repacked in unlicensed food premises.

Supermarkets contacted say they acted swiftly on the recall notice.

A spokesperson for Foodstuffs, which owns New World and Pak ‘n Save supermarkets, says it removed a significant amount of ice cream from its fridges.

Countdown supermarkets says it has disposed of its stocks of Kiwi and Much Moore ice cream on site.

The Glenfield-based Kiwi Icecream Company has yet to respond to Fairfax inquiries.

Anyone who has bought one of the affected brands can be refunded by the store they bought it from.

Go to foodsmart.govt.nz/elibrary/consumer/recall-11-02-14-ice-cream-and-frozen-dessert for more details.

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