A kind of pre-packed frozen smoked trout, possibly contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, from Britain
|Source of Information||
The European Commission
|Product Name and Description||
Product name: Inverawe Smoked Trout
|Reason For Issuing Alert||
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) received notification from the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) of the European Commission that the packaging defects of the above-mentioned smoked trout may allow Clostridium botulinum to grow and cause food poisoning. Although no trace of Clostridium botulinum has been found in the affected product and the use-by date of the product concerned has passed, the British manufacturer has initiated a precautionary recall. A small amount of the affected product has been imported to Hong Kong.
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety||
The CFS has contacted the importer concerned in Hong Kong, City Super Limited, and learnt that the affected product was sold out.
The CFS will alert the trade of the incident to ensure that the affected product will not enter the local market.
The CFS will continue to closely monitor the situation and take appropriate follow-up actions.
|Advice to the Trade||
The trade should stop selling the affected batch of the smoked trout and notify the CFS.
|Advice to Consumers||
Consumers should not consume the affected batch of the smoked trout that are still in their possession. Medical advice should be sought if they feel sick after consuming the product concerned.
For enquiries about the recall, consumers may call the hotline of the importer concerned in Hong Kong, City Super Limited, (2736 3866) during office hours.
Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department