Eggs imported from Poland suspected to be contaminated with Salmonella

Issue Date 27.10.2016
Source of Information

Centre for Food Safety (CFS)

Food Product


Product Name and Description

Eggs imported from Poland with the marking code "3PL30221321"

Reason For Issuing Alert

The CFS has learned that a batch of eggs produced in Poland with the marking code '3PL30221321' might have been contaminated with Salmonella under the routine Food Incident Surveillance System.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

Investigation by the CFS revealed that two Hong Kong importers, Yee Tai Trading Company and Winbo Trading International Company Limited, had imported in different batches a total of 4730 cartons and 961 cartons of the affected eggs from Poland respectively. The affected batches of product all have the marking code '3PL30221321' with expiry dates of November 2, 2016, November 8, 2016, November 9, 2016, November 16, 2016, November 23, 2016 and November 30, 2016.

The CFS has contacted the two importers. According to the information provided by them, they have no remaining stock of the affected eggs and the products have been sold to wholesalers. The CFS has instructed the two importers to initiate a recall of the affected products. Besides, the CFS is also tracing the distribution of the affected products.

The CFS had contacted the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed of the European Commission over the incident and would alert the trade the incident. The CFS will continue to follow up on the incident and take appropriate action. Investigation is ongoing.

Advice to the Trade

The trade should stop using or selling the affected products immediately should they possess them.

Advice to Consumers

Consumer should stop consuming the affected products if they have purchased any, and to seek medical advice if they feel sick upon consumption.

For enquiries about the recall, members of the public may call Yee Tai Trading Company at 2547 5274 and Winbo Trading International Company Limited at 2271 4862 during office hours.

Consumers, particularly the elderly, infants and pregnant women, are advised to avoid eating raw or inadequately cooked eggs and egg products. Eggs should be thoroughly cooked until the yolk and white are firm.

Consumers should choose pasteurised eggs or egg products or dried egg powder to prepare dishes not requiring heat treatment.

Further Information

The CFS press release

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department