Not to consume an asparagus juice produced in Taiwan

Issue Date 14.6.2011
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

Asparagus Juice

Product Name and Description

Product name: Uni-President asparagus juice (translation)
Manufacturer: Uni-President Enterprises Corp.
Exporter: TTX Trade Co, Ltd
Expiry date: 1 August,2011

Reason For Issuing Alert

The concerned products might have been contaminated with di-isononyl phthalate (DINP), a plasticiser.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

The CFS has at once contacted the concerned exporter in Taiwan and was informed that the concerned products, which had been re-exported to other places via Hong Kong, was not for sale in Hong Kong.

Conduct checks at retail outlets. Samples will be taken for testing if the product concerned is found on sale.

The CFS has alerted the trade of the incident. The CFS will be in close liaison with the Taiwanese authority and monitor the situation.

Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the affected product.

Advice to Consumers

Stop consuming the affected product.

Further Information

The CFS press release

CFS Website: Plasticisers in food

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department