Not to consume a kind of prepackaged fruit and nut bar suspected to be contaminated with Salmonella

Issue Date 24.8.2020
Source of Information

Centre for Food Safety

Food Product

Prepackaged fruit and nut bar

Product Name and Description

Product name: Fruit & Nut Bar – Brazil & Sultana, with Peanuts and Almonds

Brand: Eat Natural

Place of origin: UK

Importer: Janus Trading Company Limited

Packing size: 50 grams per pack

Best before dates: October 31, 2020 and November 30, 2020

Reason For Issuing Alert
  • The CFS, through its Food Incident Surveillance System, noted a notice issued by the UK Food Standards Agency that the manufacturer of the product is recalling the above-mentioned batches of the product which may be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • Preliminary investigation found that the above-mentioned importer had imported the above batches of the product and some of them were sold.
  • Salmonella infection may cause fever and gastrointestinal upset such as vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. The effects on infants, young children, the elderly and patients with a weak immune system could be more severe and may even lead to death.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
  • The CFS immediately followed up with major local importers and retailers.
  • Upon notification by the UK manufacturer earlier, the importer concerned had already stopped sale of the affected product and initiated a recall.
Advice to the Trade
  • The trade should stop using or selling the product concerned immediately if they possess it.
Advice to Consumers
  • Consumers should not consume the affected batches of the product if they have bought any.
  • Members of the public may call the importer's hotline at 2890 7265 during office hours for enquiries about the recall.
Further Information

The CFS press release

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department