Call to stop consuming dried puffer fish containing tetrodotoxin
|Source of Information||
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS)
Dried puffer fish
|Product Name and Description||
Product name: Loose-packed dried puffer fish.
|Reason For Issuing Alert||
Test results of the dried puffer fish samples were confirmed to contain tetrodotoxin.
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety||
Investigation is ongoing.
|Advice to the Trade||
Trade is reminded according to Section 54 of the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Cap 132), all food for sale in Hong Kong, locally produced or imported, should be fit for human consumption. An offender is subject to a maximum fine of $50,000 and imprisonment for six months upon conviction.
|Advice to Consumers||
The CFS appealed to members of the public who had purchased the affected product from the above-mentioned stall on those two days and still possess it not to consume it. If symptoms develop after consuming the food, consumers should seek medical advice as early as possible.
Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department