Food Alert - Not to consume a Taiwanese oat product suspected to be contaminated
Source of Information
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) received notification from the Taiwanese authority that the concerned product had been distributed to Hong Kong.
Product name and Description
Product name： Vegetables Fruit Oat Eat
Manufacturer： Herb Garden Biotechnology Co, Ltd
Importer： O’Farm Limited
Amount of export：372 cans
Expiry date (DD/MM/YY) of affected batch： 28/08/2012 (300 cans) 20/12/2012 (72 cans)
The importer O' Farm Limited indicated to the CFS that it had initiated product recall since late last month.
Reason For Issuing Alert
The concerned products might have been contaminated with di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP). DEHP is a plasticiser 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 notified the trade and at once instructed the importer to stop sale of the affected products.
- The CFS will continue its investigations and follow-up work, closely monitor the recall arrangements and collect samples of related products for testing. It will also conduct checks at retail outlets to see if those products are available for sale