Total Bacterial Count exceeds legal limit in Cream sample

Product name: British Single Cream (300 ml)
Brand: Marks and Spencer
Place of origin: United Kingdom
Plant Name and Address:

Muller Milk and Ingredients

Oldends Lane, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL 10 2DG, United Kingdom

Importer: ALF Retail Hong Kong Limited
Net volume: 300ml per cup
Use By date: 8.9.2023
Non-compliant test parameters: Contains more than 30000 bacteria per mL
Detected content: Contains 14,000,000 bacteria per mL
Sampling location: The Centre for Food Safety collected the cream sample at import level
  1. The “use by date” of the affected batch is September 8, 2023, and the affected batch of the product had been sold out.

  2. Under the Milk Regulation (Cap 132AQ), cream after treatment by means of pasteurization should not contain more than 30 000 bacteria per millilitre.

  3. The Centre for Food Safety will temporarily suspended the permission to import for sale of the product concerned granted earlier to the importer.

  4. The Centre for Food Safety will inform the British authorities of the incident.

  5. The Centre for Food Safety has informed the importer, will continue to follow up on the case and take appropriate action.

END/Friday, September 15, 2023