Undeclared allergen (gluten) found in prepackaged rice products

Issue Date 27.1.2022
Source of Information

Centre for Food Safety

Food Product

Prepackaged rice products

Product Name and Description

Product name: Rice Vermicelli

Brand: Sun Phoenix

Place of origin: China

Distributor: Sun Yik Food Limited (hotline: 6330 0136)

Net weight: 400 grams per pack

Best-before date: June 2, 2023


Product name: Hsin Tung Yang Rice Noodles

Brand: Hsin Tung Yang

Place of origin: Taiwan

Distributor: B&S Company (hotline: 3628 7800)

Net weight: 300g per pack

Best-before date: November 1, 2023

Reason For Issuing Alert
  • The CFS collected the above-mentioned samples from two supermarkets in Eastern District respectively for testing under its routine Food Surveillance Programme. The test results showed that the samples contained gluten, but it was not declared on the food labels.
  • Individuals who are intolerant to gluten may develop symptoms like vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and rash upon consumption.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
  • The CFS has informed the vendors concerned of the irregularities and instructed them to stop sale and remove from shelves the affected batches of the products.
  • The distributors concerned have initiated recalls on the affected batches of the products.
  • The CFS will alert the trade, continue to follow up on the incident and take appropriate action. Investigation is ongoing.
Advice to the Trade
  • The trade should stop using or selling the above batches of the affected products immediately should they possess them.
Advice to Consumers
  • Do not to consume the affected product if they have bought any.
  • For enquiries about the recalls, members of the public may call the hotlines of the distributors concerned.
Further Information

The CFS press release

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department