A batch of UK prepackaged minestrone soup suspected to contain pieces of plastic
|Source of Information||
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS)
Prepackaged minestrone soup
|Product Name and Description||
Product: Hearty Minestrone Soup
|Reason For Issuing Alert||
The CFS, through its routine Food Incident Surveillance System, learned that the British manufacturer of the minestrone soup concerned had initiated a recall of the above-mentioned batch of product as it might contain pieces of plastic. Upon learning of the incident, the CFS immediately followed up with major local importers. The CFS' investigation found that PARKnSHOP (HK) Limited had imported the affected product into Hong Kong.
According to information provided by the importer concerned, it had imported a total of 60 cups of the affected product, which were only on sale in its chain of supermarkets. Forty-nine cups had been sold and the importer had stopped sale of and removed from shelves the remaining affected product. A recall has also been initiated.
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety||
Upon learning of the incident, the CFS has immediately contacted the importer concerned for follow-up.
|Advice to the Trade||
Stop using or selling the affected batch of the product.
|Advice to Consumers||
Not to consume the products concerned.
The CFS press release
Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department