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Warning on Frozen Scallops Suspected of Containing Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Toxin

Issue Date

12 January 2010 

Source of Information

The Centre for Food Safety

Food Product

Frozen Scallops

Product Description

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.

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
12 January 2010

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Last Revision Date : 13-01-2010