Prepackaged hummus products imported from the United States suspected to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
|Source of Information||
US Food and Drug Administration
Prepackaged hummus products
|Product Name and Description||
(1) Product name: Classic Hummus with Pretzels
|Reason For Issuing Alert||
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS), through its routine Food Incident Surveillance System, noted an announcement by the US Food and Drug Administration that certain kinds of prepackaged hummus products produced by Sabra Dipping Co LLC, a US manufacturer, were suspected to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The manufacturer had initiated a recall of the affected products.
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety||
Upon learning of the incident, the CFS immediately contacted the US authorities over the incident and followed up with major importers in Hong Kong.
The CFS' investigation found that Park'nShop (HK) Limited had imported two kinds of the affected products into Hong Kong. According to information provided by the importer concerned, it had imported 120 packs of each of the above affected products, which were only on sale in its chain of supermarkets. The importer has already voluntarily stopped sale of and removed from shelves the affected products, and initiated a recall.
The CFS will alert the trade, continue to closely monitor the situation and take appropriate follow-up action. Investigation is ongoing.
|Advice to the Trade||
The trade should stop using or selling the products concerned immediately should they still possess them.
|Advice to Consumers||
Consumer should stop consuming the affected products. Members of the public may call the company's hotline at 2606 8658 for enquiries during office hours about the recall.
Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department