Not to Consume two kinds of Canned Sardines which might contain High Levels of Histamine
|Source of Information||
|Product Name and Description||
(1) Product name: TOUS LES JOURS PC SARDINES TOMATE
|Reason For Issuing Alert||
Two kinds of canned sardines imported from Morocco were found to contain high levels of histamine by the French authorities. The highest levels detected were 282 parts per million (ppm) and 1,200 ppm respectively. The affected batches of the products were imported to Hong Kong by the PARKnSHOP in mid-April.
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety||
The chain store has been asked to stop selling the concerned products.
The CFS has alerted the trade of the incident and will continue to monitor the situation and take appropriate follow-up actions.
|Advice to the Trade||
Stop selling the concerned products.
|Advice to Consumers||
Stop consuming the concerned products.
Consumption of fish containing high levels of histamine may result in histamine poisoning, causing burning sensation around the mouth, facial flushing, sweating, nausea and headache. But these symptoms will usually disappear in 12 hours.
The concerned company had set up a hotline at 2606 8658 to answer consumer's enquiries about the affected products.
Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department