Not to consume a batch of prepackaged flying fish roe suspected to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
|Source of Information
Food Safety Centre, Macau
prepackaged flying fish roe
|Product Name and Description
Product name: Flying Fish Roe (Specification L)
|Reason For Issuing Alert
Upon receipt of a notification from the Food Safety Centre, Macau, that a batch of prepackaged flying fish roe imported from Hong Kong was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the CFS immediately contacted the local importer concerned, Guardian Trading (Asia) Company Limited. According to the information provided by the importer, the affected batch of the product was all supplied to distributors in Hong Kong and Macau, with no stock left.
The importer concerned is now recalling the affected batch of the product.
Listeria monocytogenes can be easily destroyed by cooking but can survive and multiply at refrigerator temperatures. Most healthy individuals do not develop symptoms or only have mild symptoms like fever, muscle pain, headache, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea when infected. However, severe complications such as septicemia, meningitis or even death may occur in newborns, the elderly and those with a weaker immune system. Although infected pregnant women may just experience mild symptoms generally, the infection of Listeria monocytogenes may cause miscarriage, infant death, preterm birth or severe infection in newborns.
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
The CFS is tracing the distribution of the product concerned.
|Advice to the Trade
Stop using or selling the affected batch of the product.
|Advice to Consumers
Not to consume the affected batch of the product.
The CFS press release
Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department