(*Updated on 28 November 2016) -- Canned fish from Japan may contain foreign matters

Issue Date 16.11.2016
Source of Information

The Centre for Food Safety

Food Product

Canned fish

Product Name and Description

Product name: Maruha Canned Pacific Saury with teriyaki sauce
Name of Manufacturer: Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Importer: City Super Limited
JAN Codes: 4901901356141 and 4901901392989
Production Code: MNKK
Best Before dates: December 1, 2016 to May 1, 2018

Reason For Issuing Alert

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS), through its routine Food Incident Surveillance System, learned that the Japanese authorities had issued a notice that a manufacturer, Maruha Nichiro Corporation is recalling several kinds of canned fish products as they may contain foreign matters.

Upon learning of the incident, the CFS immediately liaised with local major retailers and importers and preliminary investigation found that City Super Limited had imported one of the affected products. According to the information provided by the importer, the import quantity of the affected batches of the product was 1980 cans which were for sale at its supermarket chain. The affected products have all been sold out and the importer has initiated a recall.

*Updated information on 28 November 2016
Further investigation by the CFS found that another retailer "759 Store" had imported and sold the affected product. According to the information provided by "759 Store", the affected product was only for sale at its retail outlets, and had all been sold out. The retailer has proactively initiated a recall earlier on.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

The CFS has contacted with the Japanese authorities and will alert the trade to the incident.

The CFS will continue to closely monitor the case and take appropriate follow-up action.

Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the products concerned.

Advice to Consumers

Not to consume the products concerned.

Further Information

The CFS press release (15/11/2016)

*Updated information on 28 November 2016
The CFS press release (25/11/2016)

Members of the public may call the company's hotline (City Super Limited at 2736 3866; 759 Store at 3960 9349), during office hours for enquiries about the recall.

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department