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Recall of Canned Luncheon Meat Due to the Presence of Low Level of Nitrofurans Metabolite

Issue Date

3 December 2007

Source of Information


Centre for Food Safety (CFS), Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD), Hong Kong

Food Product

Luncheon meat

Name of Product

Shanghai MaLing B2 Pork Luncheon Meat (Less sodium)

Canned_Luncheon_Meat

Product Description


Canned Luncheon meat. Each can weighs 340g. The affected products carry the batch no. of B2 5.

Durability Indication

Best Before Date 26/12/2009

Reason for Recall


Presence of low level of a metabolite of Nitrofurans. The amount detected is 0.0022ppm.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety


The sole agent has initiated a recall and stopped selling the affected products. CFS will continue to follow up the case and take further samples for testing.

Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the affected products.

Advice to Consumers

Stop consuming the affected products.

Further Information

The CFS press release

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
3 December 2007

 

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