All batches of a Pams pasta bake-ready meal have been recalled as officials warn the product could contain metal.

Foodstuffs has recalled all dates of the Pams brand plant-based creamy tomato pasta bake. The ready meals were sold in a 400g plastic tray with a cardboard outer.

The product was sold at selected New World, Pak’nSave, Four Square, Gilmours, Trents and Raeward Fresh stores nationwide.

New Zealand Food Safety deputy director-general Jenny Bishop said the pasta bake should be thrown away or returned for a full refund at the place it was bought.

“If you have bought any of the affected product, do not consume it,” she said.

“If you or your family member have consumed any of this product and are concerned for your health, contact your health professional, or call Healthline”.

No reports of injuries as a result of the product have been reported.

The products under recall were identified through routine testing, according to Bishop, and there have been no reports of associated illness.

“As is our usual practice, New Zealand Food Safety will work with Pam’s to understand how the contamination occurred and prevent its recurrence,” she said.

“The products have been removed from store shelves and have not been exported.”

This recall does not affect any other Pams brand products.