Warning on Peanut Products with Possible Salmonella Contamination
|Issue Date||2 March 2009|
|Source of Information||Food and Drug Administration (FDA), United States|
|Food Product||Peanut products|
|Name of Manufacturer||Brown & Haley|
|Product Name and Description||
|Reason for Recall||Products may be contaminated with Salmonella.|
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety||
The CFS has been closely monitoring the incident of possible Salmonella contamination of peanut products in the US . According to information of the manufacturer and the local distributor, the affected products have been exported to Hong Kong . The Gift Box product had been on sale in Mannings during the period of Chinese New Year, while the 3-Piece product was sold in Circle K and Vango convenience stores. T he lots bearing the same UPC Codes were no longer on sale in the local market.
The CFS has also alerted the trade and is closely monitoring the situation.
|Advice to Consumers||Stop consuming the affected products. Dispose of them and thoroughly wash their hands afterwards.|
US authorities noted that apart from the above products, the manufacturer was also recalling some other peanut products as a precautionary measure. Details of these products can be found at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website.
Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
2 March 2009