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Food Alert - Not to consume certain square cookies produced in Taiwan

Issue Date

2011-06-09

Source of Information

The Macao authority (澳門食品安全統籌小組)

Food Product

Square cookies

Product name and Description

Product name: Chuang's Square Cookies
Place of origin: Taiwan
Importer: Shun Shing (Hong Kong) Trading Company Limited

Reason For Issuing Alert

The concerned products might have been contaminated with di(2- ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). DEHP is a plasticizer and has been found to cause damages to liver, kidney, reproduction and development when given to animals in large doses.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

The CFS has immediately approached the importer and requested to initiate recall.

The CFS has also advised the major retailers to take the products suspected to be affected off shelves.

The CFS will continue to liaise with the Taiwanese authority on the incident, closely monitor the situation and take appropriate follow-up actions.

Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the affected products

Advice to Consumers

Stop consuming the affected products

Further Information

The CFS press release

CFS Website: Plasticisers in food

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
2011-06-09

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