CFS urges public not to consume a batch of imported frozen fish fingers suspected to contain large fish bones

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department today (December 22) urged the public not to consume a batch of frozen fish fingers from the United Kingdom (UK) as it was suspected to contain large fish bones. The trade should stop using or selling the affected batch of product immediately if they possess it.

Product details as follows:

 Product name: 6 Chunky Battered Haddock Fish Fingers
 Brand: Waitrose
 Country of origin: UK
 Importer: PARKnSHOP (HK) Limited
 Weight: 300 grams per pack
 Best-before date: November, 2019

"The CFS received a notification from the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) of the European Commission that the above-mentioned product might contain large fish bones and is being recalled. According to the information provided by the RASFF, a local importer, PARKnSHOP (HK) Limited has imported the affected product," a spokesman for the CFS said.

The CFS immediately contacted the importer concerned for follow up. Preliminary investigation found that the importer had imported the affected batch of product and had already stopped selling and removed from shelves the affected batch of product. It will initiate a recall according to CFS' advice. Members of the public may call the importer's hotline at 2606 8658 during office hours for enquiries about the recall.

The CFS will alert the trade to the incident and continue to follow up and take appropriate action. Investigation is ongoing.
Ends/Saturday, December 22, 2018