Warning on Frozen Scallops Suspected of Containing Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Toxin
12 January 2010
Source of Information
The Centre for Food Safety
Product: Scallop, Roe-On, Half-shell Use by: 31-12-2010 Weight: 0.88 pounds Product number: 14272 Sampling location: Kai Bo Food Supermarket, Shop no. 17G1, G/F, United Bldg., 1-7 Wu Kwong Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon.
Reason for Advise
Sample was found to contain high level of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning toxin.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
The CFS has taken follow-up actions, including alerting the traders of the problem, tracing the source of the scallop, directing the concerned supermarket to stop selling the food in question and issuing a warning letter to the supermarket. The CFS will monitor the situation.