Not to consume a kind of imported corn chips due to possible contamination with tropane alkaloids atropine and scopolamine
|Source of Information||
The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) of the European Commission
|Product Name and Description||
Product name: Tortilla Chips Organic
Brand: Santa Maria
Place of origin: Germany
Net weight: 125 grams per pack
Batch no.: 31291, 31321, 31347, 32047, 32095
Expiry dates: August 18, 2022; September 17, 2022; October 13, 2022; December 16, 2022 and February 5, 2023
Importer: Pear & Carrot Limited
|Reason For Issuing Alert||
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety||
The CFS immediately contacted the local importer for follow-up. Preliminary investigation found that the importer had imported into Hong Kong the affected batches of the product. For the sake of prudence, the importer has stopped selling and removed from shelves the affected batches of the product upon the CFS's instructions and has initiated a recall.
|Advice to the Trade||
The trade should stop using or selling the affected products immediately if they possess them.
|Advice to Consumers||
Do not consume the affected products.
Members of the public may call the importer, Pear & Carrot Limited, at 3616 0248 during office hours for enquiries about the recall.
Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department