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Recall of Frozen Mussel Meat in New Zealand Due to Possible Contamination with Listeria monocytogenes

Issue Date

22 November 2007

   

Source of Information

New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA)

   

Food Product

Frozen mussel meat

   

Name of Product

Frozen mussel meat

   

Name of Manufacturer

Sanford Limited

   

Product Description

Imported from New Zealand into Hong Kong under the following NZFSA Health Certificates:

  • NZL2007/FEL90/421077
  • NZL2007/FEL90/421241
  • NZL2007/FEL90/421453
  • NZL2007/FEL90/421552
  • NZL2007/FEL90/422451
  • Durability Indication

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    Reason for Recall

    Product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

       

    Action Taken by the
    Centre for Food Safety

    The CFS has contacted the local importers concerned and alerted the trade of the incident. CFS is closely monitoring the situation.

       

    Advice to the Trade

    Stop selling the affected product.

       

    Advice to Consumers

    Cook frozen mussel meat thoroughly before consumption

       

    Further Information

    The CFS press release

    Centre for Food Safety
    Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
    25 November 2007

     

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