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Recall of Sweets Due to Possible Contamination with Small Plastic Glove Pieces

Issue Date

13 November 2008

Source of Information

Morinaga & CO., LTD.

Food Product


Name of Products

Morinaga Hi-Chew Grape Japanese Version Long Stick (57g)

Morinaga Hi-Chew Green Apple Japanese Version Long Stick (57g)

Name of Company

Morinaga & CO., LTD.

Product Description


Hi-Chew (Grape flavour)

Hi-Chew (Green Apple flavour)

Production Code



Jan Code



Production Lot No

2009.06 #C8 *

2009.06 #D1 *

2009.06 #C9 *

2009.06 #D0 *

2009.06 #D1 *

Sign of # & * includes unspecified alphabet

Reason for Recall

The products may be contaminated with small plastic glove pieces

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has contacted the local distributor and learnt that the affected products had been imported to Hong Kong. The CFS has alerted the trade and will closely monitor the situation.

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
14 November 2008

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Last Revision Date : 14-11-2008