Not to consume batches of blackcurrant fruit drink

Issue Date 11.11.2020
Source of Information

The product's importer

Food Product

Blackcurrant fruit drink

Product Name and Description

Product name: Blackcurrant Fruit Cordial Bottles
Brand: Ribena
Place of origin: Malaysia
Importer: Suntory Beverage & Food Hong Kong Limited
Packing size: 1 Litre per bottle
Best-before Dates: August 17, 2021 to October 16, 2021

Reason For Issuing Alert

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) was notified by the product's importer that it is recalling the abovementioned batches of the product as the appearance and taste of the affected batches of the product might change prior to their expiry dates. The importer is conducting an investigation on the root cause of the change of the product concerned.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

Upon learning of the incident, the CFS immediately followed up with the importer concerned. According to information provided by the company, it had already removed from shelves and stopped sale of the affected batches of the product, and initiated a recall.

Advice to the Trade

Stop using or selling the affected batches of the product immediately if they possess them.

Advice to Consumers

Not to consume the affected batches of the product. Seek medical treatment if feel unwell after consuming the particular products.

Further Information

The CFS press release

Members of the public may call the company's hotline at 2529 4722 during office hours or email to for enquiries about the recall.

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department