Not to consume a kind of Italian sausage suspected to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Issue Date 16.11.2018
Source of Information

Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) of the European Commission

Food Product

A kind of sausage imported from Italy

Product Name and Description

Product name: Mortadella Bologna IGP con pistacchio

Brand: Casa Modena

Place of origin: Italy

Importer: Angliss Hong Kong Food Service Ltd

Use-by date: November 28, 2018

Reason For Issuing Alert
  • The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) received a notification from the RASFF that the above-mentioned product might have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and is being recalled.  According to the information provided by the RASFF, a local importer, Angliss Hong Kong Food Service Ltd, had imported a small quantity of the affected product into Hong Kong.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
  • The CFS immediately contacted the importer concerned for follow-up.  Preliminary investigation showed that the importer had imported 10.96 kilograms of the affected product and all of them were sold. The importer has initiated a recall according to the CFS' advice.
  • 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
  • Not to consume the affected products if they have bought any.
Further Information

The CFS press release

Members of the public may call the hotline of the importer concerned at 2494 2128 during office hours for enquiries about the recall.

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department