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Food Alert - Not to consume four kinds of food products imported from Taiwan

Issue Date

2011-06-17

Source of Information

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) received notification from the Taiwanese authority that the concerned products had been distributed to Hong Kong.

Food Product

Food products imported from Taiwan

Product name and Description

Name of manufacturer:BIOZYME BIOTECHNOLOGY CORP
(1) Biozyme Cleanse Powder 2
Packing: 15 g / 10 packs
Importer:O’FARM LIMITED
Expiry date: 12/10/2012
Net weight: 33 kg

(2) Biozyme 102 Fermented Powder
Packing: 15 g / 10 packs
Importer:O’FARM LIMITED
i)Expiry date: 03/08/2012 Net weight: 16.9 kg
ii)Expiry date: 02/03/2013 Net weight: 14 kg
iii)Expiry date: 11/04/2013 Net weight: 14 kg

(3) Biozyme Digestive Enzyme Powder
Packing: 3 g / 30 packs
Importer:O’FARM LIMITED
Expiry date: 23/02/2013
Net weight: 9.5 kg

(4) 吃得油太多蔬果綜合酵素
Importer:Velement International Co, Ltd
Batch No.: A01062210
No Expiry date available
Net weight: 194.5 kg

Reason For Issuing Alert

The concerned products contained plasticiser 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

CFS has contacted the importers, “O’FARM LIMITED” and “Velement International Co, Ltd“ immediately. The two companies have stop selling the affected products. “O’FARM LIMITED” has started recalling the relevant products since end of last month. CFS has urged the “Velement International Co, Ltd“ to actively recall the affected products.

Continue to investigate the case and closely monitor the follow-up action taken by the importer. 

The CFS will take samples for testing and conduct checks at retail outlets.


Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the concerned products.

Advice to Consumers

Stop consuming the concerned products.

Further Information

The CFS press release

CFS Website: Plasticisers in food

For enquiries about the recall, members of the public please call “O’FARM LIMITED” (Tel: 8111 1575) and “Velement International Co, Ltd “ (Tel: 2735 8756) during office hours.

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
2011-06-17

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