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Food Alert - Warning on Taiwanese Energy Drinks Suspected to be Contaminated

Issue Date

2011-05-25

Source of Information

Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health, Executive Yuan, Taiwan

Food Product

Energy drinks

Product name and Description

(1) Product name: Speed Sports Drink 600ml
Manufacturer: Young Energy Source Co., Ltd
Quantity imported: 2607 boxes
Manufacturing date: April 7, 2011
Expiry date: February 14, 2013
(see product photo on the left)

(2) Product name: Speed Sports Drink
(Lemon Flavour) 600 ml
Manufacturer: Young Energy Source Co., Ltd
Quantity imported: 909 boxes
Manufacturing date: April 28, 2011
Expiry date: February 14, 2013
(see product photo on the right)

(3) Product name: Dong Nung 1000 Sports Drink
(Yuet’s Sports Drink) (Translation)
Manufacturer: Young Energy Source Co., Ltd
Quantity imported: 800 boxes
Manufacturing date: April 29, 2011
Expiry date: March 21, 2013

According to the Taiwanese authority, consignments of three kinds of drinks listed above had been distributed to Hong Kong.

Reason For Issuing Alert

The affected products might have been contaminated with a plasticiser, Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate/Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP).

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

The CFS has alerted the trade including distributors and major retailers of the incident. The CFS will be in close liaison with the Taiwanese authority on the incident, monitor the situation and take appropriate follow-up actions.

Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the affected products immediately

Advice to Consumers

Not to consume the affected products for the time being

Further Information

The CFS press release

The importer, Jet Win Food Ltd, indicated that it was now recalling the affected products on its initiative. It has also set up a hotline (Tel: 2637 0646) for enquiries on products (1) and (2) as listed above, starting from tomorrow (May 26) during office hours.

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
2011-05-25

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