Not to consume a kind of goat cheese imported from France suspected to be contaminated with metallic foreign bodies

Issue Date 13.9.2022
Source of Information

Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed of the European Commission

Food Product

Goat cheese

Product Name and Description

Brand: President
Place of origin: France
Net weight: 200 grams
Use by date: November 1, 2022, and November 5, 2022
Importer: Classic Fine Foods (Hong Kong) Limited

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 batches of product might have been contaminated with metallic foreign bodies.
  • 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 batches of the product concerned.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
  • The importer concerned has stopped sales, removed from shelves the affected product 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 batches of the product immediately if possess them.
Advice to Consumers
  • Not to consume the affected batches of the product if bought them.
Further Information

The CFS press release

Members of the public may call the hotline of the importer at 2612 2066 during office hours for enquiries. 

Photo for reference only. Source of the photo:

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department