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Food Alert - Not to consume certain fibre pie produced in Taiwan

Issue Date

2011-07-27

Source of Information

The Macao authority (澳門食品安全統籌小組)

Food Product

Fibre pie

Product name and Description

Brand name and food name: GH Assorted Fruits Dietary Fibre Pie
Importer: HK FOOD.BIZ Ltd
Manufacturer: Shyang Shin Yuh Industrial Co, Ltd (Taiwan)
Place of origin: Taiwan
Net weight: 320 grams
Expiry date: May 2, 2012
Count/Weight/Volume: 320 grams (16 packets x about 20 grams)

Reason For Issuing Alert

The concerned product was detected 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 will closely follow up the matters and take samples of other similar products available in the market for tests.

Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the affected product

Advice to Consumers

Stop consuming the affected product

Further Information

The CFS press release


CFS Website: Plasticisers in food

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
2011-07-27

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