Not to consume a kind of French prepackaged ham suspected to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Issue Date 15.2.2018
Source of Information

Centre for Food Safety (CFS)

Food Product

Prepackaged ham

Product Name and Description

Product name: Jambon Superieur Fines tranches (4 thin Slices Ham)

Brand: Casino

Place of origin: France

Importer: PARKnSHOP (HK) Limited

Net weight: 120 grams per pack

Use-by date: February 13, 2018

Casino Ham

Reason For Issuing Alert
  • The CFS, through its Food Incident Surveillance System, noted a notice issued by the French authorities concerned that certain batches of prepackaged ham might have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and are being recalled. The CFS immediately contacted major local importers and retailers for follow-up. Preliminary investigation found that PARKnSHOP (HK) Limited had imported the above affected batch of the product into Hong Kong.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
  • According to the information provided by the importer, it had imported three batches of the affected product. Besides the above affected batch, the other two batches have the use-by dates of February 12, 2018, and February 28, 2018, which were for sale at its chain supermarkets.
  • For the sake of prudence, the importer has already stopped sale and removed from shelves all three batches of the product concerned and has initiated a recall according to the CFS' instruction
  • The CFS will alert the trade to the incident, and will continue to closely monitor the case and take appropriate follow-up action. Investigation is ongoing.
Advice to the Trade
  • Stop using or selling the product concerned immediately if they possess it.
Advice to Consumers
  • Stop consuming the affected product.
Further Information

The CFS press release

  • Members of the public may call the importer's hotline at 2606 8658 during office hours for enquiries about the recall.

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department