Warning on ready-to-eat smoked salmon with possible Listeria contamination

Issue Date 4.11.2010
Source of Information

Centre for Food Safety (CFS)

Food Product

Ready-to-eat smoked salmon

Product Name and Description

Brand name: Loch Fyne
Product name:
- Loch Fyne Classic Smoked Salmon 100g
- Loch Fyne Classic Smoked Salmon 200g
- Loch Fyne Scottish Atlantic Salmon 1.23kg
- Loch Fyne Organic Smoked Salmon 100g
- Loch Fyne Whisky Salmon 200g
- Loch Fyne Gravadlax Marinated Scottish Salmon 100g
Best before date: November 18, 2010
Place of origin: Scotland of the United Kingdom

The affected products had been on sale in the following four retailers who have already stopped selling the affected products:
- Jusco at Whampoa Garden in Hunghom
- Country store at Country Club of American Club Hong Kong on Tai Tam Road on Hong Kong Island
- Piu Kee shop at Shatin Market
- OLIVER'S DELICATESSEN at Prince's Building in Central

Reason For Issuing Alert

Two samples of smoked salmon from the same consignment taken from an importer were found to have Listeria monocytogenes.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

CFS has informed the UK authorities of the incident. CFS has also alerted the trade and will continue to monitor the situation.

Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the affected products.

Advice to Consumers

Stop consuming the affected products. Consumers should seek medical advice if they develop symptoms after eating the affected products.

Further Information

The CFS press release

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department