A kind of pineapple buns suspected to be contaminated with substandard cooking oil

Issue Date 5.9.2014
Source of Information

The Taiwanese authorities and the Maxim’s Cakes (Updated on 06-09-2014)

Food Product

Pineapple buns

Product Name and Description

Pineapple buns made by the Maxim's Cakes, purchased on or before 5 September 2014

Reason For Issuing Alert

Substandard cooking oil was used as an ingredient of the food product

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

The CFS has alerted the trade to the "substandard cooking oil" incident and appealed to them to stop manufacturing, processing and selling any cooking oil or products suspected to be involved in the incident. They should also initiate a recall of the affected products and contact the CFS immediately.

The CFS has conducted inspections to the premises of the vendors concerned (for instance their warehouses and outlets) and taken samples of high-risk food items for testing.

The CFS will continue to monitor the situation, and take appropriate actions to safeguard public health.

Advice to the Trade

The trade should stop selling or using oil or food products that may be affected

Advice to Consumers

Members of the public who have doubts in related products they have purchased should stop consumption and contact the concerned retailers.

Further Information

The CFS press release

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department