Not to consume a kind of imported infant apple juice with possible contamination with small magnetic particles

Issue Date 23.8.2022
Source of Information

Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed of the European Commission

Food Product

Infant apple juice

Product Name and Description

Product name: HiPP Organic Mild Apple Juice

Brand: HiPP

Place of origin: Hungary

Importer: Linberg's Limited

Volume: 200ml

Best-before date: October 31, 2023

Reason For Issuing Alert

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) received a notification from the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed of the European Commission that the above-mentioned batch of product might have been contaminated with small magnetic particles.

Upon learning of the incident, the CFS immediately contacted local importers for follow-up. A preliminary investigation found that the above-mentioned importer had imported into Hong Kong the affected batch of the product concerned.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
  • The importer concerned has stopped sales, removed from shelves the affected products and has initiated a recall according to the CFS's instructions.
  • The CFS will alert the trade to the incident, continue to follow up and take appropriate action. An investigation is ongoing.
Advice to the Trade

Stop using or selling the affected batch of the product immediately if possess it

Advice to Consumers

Not to consume the affected batch of the product if bought it

Further Information

The CFS press release

Members of the public may call the hotline of the importer at 2156 9986 during office hours for enquiries about the recall.

Photos for reference only. Source of the photos:

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department