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Food Alert - Not to consume Taiwanese drink powder suspected to be contaminated

Issue Date

2011-06-03

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

Drink powder with nutrition claims

Product name and Description

Brand and food name: ORIYEN Nutri Grow

Manufacturer: Jin Zhuan Lifesciences Enterprise Co, Ltd

Importer: Cosway (HK) Limited

(1) Product name: Oriyen Nutri Grow (boy) Orange Drink Premix
Bar code number: 36135
Net weight: 330 grammes (g)
Packaging: Boxed package (15 sachets per pack; 22g per sachet)
Manufacturing date: August 13 , 2010
Expiry date/Use by date: August 13 , 2013

(2) Product name: Oriyen Nutri Grow (girl) Cranberry Drink Premix
Bar code number: 36136
Net weight: 330 g
Packaging: Boxed package (15 sachets per pack; 22g per sachet)
Manufacturing date: August 13 , 2010
Expiry date/Use by date: August 13 , 2013

Reason For Issuing Alert

The concerned products might have been contaminated with di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), a plasticiser.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

- The CFS has alerted the trade and at once instructed the importer to stop sale immediately of the affected products.

- The CFS will continue to investigate the incident, closely monitor the recall arrangements and collect samples of related products for testing.

- 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 these two products

Advice to Consumers

Stop consuming these two products

Further Information

The CFS press release


CFS Website: Plasticisers in food

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
2011-06-03

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