CFS urges public not to consume a kind of goat cheese imported from France suspected to be contaminated with metallic foreign bodies
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department today (September 13) urged the public not to consume a kind of goat cheese imported from France because the product might have been contaminated with metallic foreign bodies. The trade should also stop using or selling the affected batches of the product immediately if they possess them.
Product details are as follows:
Product name: CHILLED GOAT CHEESE SAINT MAURE
Place of origin: France
Net weight: 200 grams
Use by date: November 1, 2022, and November 5, 2022
Importer: Classic Fine Foods (Hong Kong) Limited
A spokesman for the CFS said, "The CFS received a notification from the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed of the European Commission that the above-mentioned batches of product might have been contaminated with metallic foreign bodies. Upon learning of the incident, the CFS immediately contacted local importers for follow-up. A preliminary investigation found that the above-mentioned importer had imported into Hong Kong the affected batches of the product concerned."
The importer concerned has stopped sales, removed from shelves the affected product and has initiated a recall according to the CFS's instructions. Members of the public may call the hotline of the importer at 2612 2066 during office hours for enquiries.
The spokesman urged members of the public not to consume the affected batches of the product if they have bought it. The trade should also stop using or selling the product concerned immediately.
The CFS will alert the trade to the incident, continue to follow up and take appropriate action. An investigation is ongoing.
Ends/Tuesday, September 13, 2022