Not to consume six kinds of Taiwanese food suspected to be plasticiser-tainted

Issue Date 10.6.2011
Source of Information

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) received notification from the Taiwanese authority that the concerned products had been distributed to Hong Kong.

Food Product

Six kinds of food products with nutrition claims

Product Name and Description

Manufacturer: "Natural Beauty Bio-technology Co., Ltd."

Importer: "Natural Beauty Bio-technology (Hong Kong) Co, Ltd" (The importer sold the products at its outlet in Central, "Natural Beauty Mix")

(1) 87G043 Lactoferrin Peptide Complex (Net wt 0.9 kg)

(2) 87G038 Natural HVP Cacium Peptide Complex (Net wt 4.6 kg)

(3) 87G038A Natural HVP Cacium Peptide Complex (Net wt 0.4 kg)

(4) 87G043 Lactoferrin Peptide Complex (Net wt 0.6 kg)

(5) 87G043 Lactoferrin Peptide Complex (Net wt 0.5 kg)

(6) 87G043A Lactoferrin Peptide Complex (Net wt 0.8 kg)

Reason For Issuing Alert

The concerned products are suspected to be contaminated with di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP).

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

The CFS at once contacted and instructed the importer, “Natural Beauty Bio-technology (Hong Kong) Co, Ltd”, to stop sale of the affected products.

The CFS will continue to investigate the case and closely monitor the follow-up action taken by the importer.

Advice to the Trade

Stop selling these six products.

Advice to Consumers

Stop consuming these six products.

Further Information

The CFS press release

CFS Website: Plasticisers in food

For enquiries about the recall, members of the public please call the “Natural Beauty Bio-technology (Hong Kong) Co, Ltd” (tel: 2368 3755) from Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 6pm.

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department