(*Updated on 28 February 2017) A batch of prepackaged frozen duck suspected to contain veterinary drug, chloramphenicol
|Source of Information||
Food Safety Centre, Macau
Prepackaged frozen whole duck
*Updated on 28 February 2017
|Product Name and Description||
Product name: All Natural DUCK
|Reason For Issuing Alert||
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) received a notification from the Macau authorities that a batch of frozen whole duck imported from Hong Kong was found to contain a veterinary drug, chloramphenicol. According to the Harmful Substances in Food Regulations (Cap. 132AF), no meat (including poultry meat) sold in Hong Kong for human consumption is allowed to contain chloramphenicol.
The CFS has contacted the local importer / exporter concerned, Angliss Hong Kong Food Service Limited for follow-up. According to the information provided by the importer, a total of 800 cartons of the product under the two brand names were imported from the US (600 cartons of 'Maple Leaf Farms' product and 200 cartons of 'Woodland Farms' product). Some of the product has been sold and the remaining stock is stored in the warehouse of the importer / exporter.
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety||
The CFS is tracing the distribution of the product concerned and will alert the trade of the incident and request them to stop using or selling the affected product.
|Advice to the Trade||
Stop using or selling the products concerned.
|Advice to Consumers||
Not to consume the products concerned.
The CFS press release
Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department