Bottled preserved bean curd contaminated with Bacillus cereus
|Source of Information||
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS)
Bottled preserved bean curd
|Product Name and Description||
Product name: Sichuan Soya Beancurd with Chili & Sesame Oil
|Reason For Issuing Alert||
The CFS collected the above-mentioned sample from a Wellcome supermarket in To Kwa Wan for testing under its routine Food Surveillance Programme. The test result showed that the sample contained Bacillus cereus at a level of 120 000 per gram. According to the Microbiological Guidelines for Food, it is potentially injurious to health or unfit for human consumption if a gram of ready-to-eat food contains more than 100 000 of Bacillus cereus.
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety||
The CFS has informed the vendor and distributor concerned of the test result, and instructed them to stop sale of the affected batch of the product and initiate a recall.
The CFS is tracing the source and distribution of the food item in question.
The CFS will alert the trade, continue to follow up on the incident and take appropriate action to safeguard food safety and public health. Investigation is ongoing.
|Advice to the Trade||
Stop selling the affected batch of the product immediately.
|Advice to Consumers||
If consumers have bought and still possess the affected batch of the product, they should stop eating it. They should seek medical advice if they feel sick upon consumption.
The CFS press release
Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department