Not to consume a kind of loaf from France with possible presence of ethylene oxide

Issue Date 21.1.2021
Source of Information

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

Food Product

A kind of loaf imported from France

Product Name and Description

Product name: BIOFOURNIL Organic Multigrain Mini Loaves
Place of origin: France
Net weight: 360 grams per pack
Importer: City Super Limited
Barcode: 3419390404928
Best-before dates: February 24, 2021, and March 10, 2021

Reason For Issuing Alert
  • The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) received a notification from the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) of the European Commission that the sesame used in the above-mentioned product was found with a possible carcinogenic substance, ethylene oxide, and is being recalled. According to the information provided by the RASFF, the affected product has been imported into Hong Kong.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
  • Upon learning of the incident, the CFS immediately contacted the local importer for follow-up. Preliminary investigations found that importer City Super Limited had imported some of the affected product into Hong Kong. The affected product was sold in its chain stores and all of the affected product had been sold out.
  • The CFS has alerted the trade to the incident, will continue to follow up and take appropriate action.
Advice to the Trade
  • Stop using or selling the product concerned immediately if they possess it.
Advice to Consumers
  • Not to consume the affected product if they have bought any.
Further Information

The CFS press release

Enquiries about the recall can be made to the hotline at 2736 3866 during office hours.

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department