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Food Alert - Prohibit imports of a fruit jelly produced in Taiwan

Issue Date

2011-06-02

Source of Information

Centre for Food Safety (CFS)

Food Product

Fruit Jelly

Product name and Description

Brand and food name: Sheng Shiang Jen (translation) Konjac Coconut Jelly (Taro Flavour)
Manufacturer: Triko Foods Co, Ltd
Place of origin: Taiwan
Count/Weight/Volume: All count/weight/volume
Batch No.: All batches

Reason For Issuing Alert

The sample was found to contain high level of di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP).

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

- Prohibits imports and supply of the affected product from noon on June 2.

- The CFS has alerted the trade of the incident. The CFS will continue to liaise with the Taiwanese authority on the plasticiser contamination incident and closely monitor the situation.


Advice to the Trade

- Recall of the affected product available in the market.

- Suspend sale of other flavours of Sheng Shiang Jen (translation) fruit jelly unless a certificate stating that the products are free from plasticisers can be provided.

- Suspend selling any drinks or food that might be affected by the plasticiser contamination incident.

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
2011-06-02

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