Not to consume a satay paste from Taiwan

Issue Date 13.4.2012
Source of Information The Centre for Food Safety (CFS)
Food Product Satay Paste
Product Name and Description

Brand name and food name: Kimlan Satay Paste
Manufacturer: Kimlan Foods Co., Ltd.
Importer: Titan Enterprises (HK)Limited
Place of origin: Taiwan
Net weight: 128 grams
Best before: June 2, 2014

Reason For Issuing Alert The concerned product contained a plasticiser, Di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP) at a level of 190 parts per million (ppm), exceeding the action level of 9 ppm adopted by the CFS.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety The CFS instructed the importer to stop selling and recall the affected batch of the product and will follow up the case, closely monitor the recall arrangements. Furthermore, the CFS will inform the Taiwanese authority of the incident and has alerted the trade.
Advice to the Trade Stop selling the concerned product.
Advice to Consumers Stop consuming the concerned product.

Dietary exposure estimation revealed that the exposure to DIDP by consumers would not exceed the safety reference value and have no health concern from consuming the satay paste sample.
Further Information

The CFS press release

CFS Website: Plasticisers in food

The importer had initiated a product recall and set up a hotline at 2893 8222 during office hours to answer consumers' enquiries about recall arrangements.

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department