Prepackaged vegetable salad sample detected with Salmonella
|Source of Information||
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS)
Prepackaged vegetable salad
|Product Name and Description||
Product name: Organic Mixed Salad Box+Carrot
|Reason For Issuing Alert||
The CFS collected the above-mentioned sample at YATA Supermarket in Tuen Mun for testing under its routine Food Surveillance Programme. The test result showed the presence of Salmonella in 25 grams of the sample, exceeding the standard of the Microbiological Guidelines for Food which states that Salmonella should not be detected in 25g of food.
Salmonella infection may cause fever and gastrointestinal upset such as vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. The effects on infants, young children, the elderly and patients with a weak immune system could be more severe and sometimes may even lead to death.
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety||
CFS has notified the vendor concerned of the unsatisfactory test result, and instructed it to stop selling the affected product immediately and initiate a recall.
|Advice to the Trade||
The trade should stop selling the products concerned immediately.
|Advice to Consumers||
Members of the public to stop consuming the affected batch of the product if they have purchased it, and to seek medical advice if they feel sick upon consumption.
The CFS press release
Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department