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Warning on Pistachio Products with Suspected Salmonella Contamination

 

Issue Date

4 April and 7 April 2009

Source of Information

On Tak Lung Trading Limited(安德隆貿易有限公司)and Chung Luen Co. (中聯公司)/ Multi Harvest International Limited(豐收國際有限公司)

Food Product

Pistachios

Local Distributor/ Retailer Names

Retailers that have purchased Setton Farms pistachios from On Tak Lung Trading Limited:

1.

福聯公司 (Hock Lian Company)
G/F, 231 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

2.

正隆行食品有限公司 (Zhing Nong Hong Food Ltd.)
G/F, 154-158 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

3.

合成海味雜貨 (Hop Shing Sea Products Grocery)
G/F, 2 Tse Mi Alley, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

4.

信德海味公司 (Shun Tak Groceries)
G/F, 10 Wilmer Street, Sai Wan, Hong Kong

5.

志成號 (Chi Shing Co.)
G/F, 150 Des Voeux Road West, Hong Kong

6.

均成海產貿易有限公司 (Kwan Shing Sea Products Trading Company Limited)
G/F, 106 Des Voeux Road West, Hong Kong

7.

中聯公司 (Chung Luen Co.) / 豐收國際有限公司 (Multi Harvest International Limited)
G/F, 31 Sheung Heung Road , Tokwawan, Kowloon

Retailers that have purchased Setton Farms pistachios from Chung Luen Co. (中聯公司) / Multi Harvest International Limited (豐收國際有限公司) :

8.

和盛號 (Wo Shing Ho)
G/F, 66A Kowloon City Road , Tokwawan, Kowloon

9.

利豐泰 (Chinese only)
Flat C, 7/F, Van Fat Factory Building, 20-22 Ng Fong Street , San Po Kong, Kowloon

10.

雄利平價市場 (Chinese only)
G/F, 23G Wo Tik Street , Tsuen Wan, N.T

11.

陳賢記有限公司 (Chan Yin Kee Co. Ltd.)
G/F, 57-61 Cadogan Street , Kennedy Town , Sai Wan, Hong Kong

12.

英發糖果 (Chinese only)
Stall S205, 1/F, Tai Shing Street Market, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon

13.

成興 (Chinese only)
G/F, 60 Fu Shin Street , Tai Po , N.T

 

Reason for Recall

Products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

The CFS has been in close contact with the US authorities in regard to the Salmonella contamination incident in the country and is contacting them for further updates. The CFS is closely monitoring the situation.

The CFS has collected 19 samples of pistachios and related products for testing of Salmonella and all the results are satisfactory.


Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the pistachios that were purchased from the local distributor or retailers concerned.

Advice to Consumers

Stop consuming the pistachios bought from the retailers concerned. Dispose of them and thoroughly wash hands afterwards.

If in doubt about the pistachios that were purchased, do not consume them and ask the retailers for the source of the products.

Further Information

The CFS press releases

The CFS food alert issued on 1 April 2009 regarding warning on “Planters” and “Back To Nature” brands pistachios and related products

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
8 April 2009

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Last Revision Date : 08-04-2009