Not to consume a kind of French cheese suspected to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Issue Date 10.2.2023
Source of Information

Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed of the European Commission

Food Product


Product Name and Description

Product name: Gaperon cheese

Brand: MonS

Place of origin: France


Pack size: 400 grams per pack

Batch number: 341

Best-before date: January 30, 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 the product might have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and is being recalled.
  • 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, has removed the affected product from shelves and has initiated a recall according to the CFS's instructions.
  • The CFS will alert the trade to the incident, and will continue to follow up and take appropriate action. Investigation is ongoing.
Advice to the Trade

Stop using or selling the product concerned immediately if they possess it.

Advice to Consumers

Not to consume the affected batch of the product if they have bought any.

Further Information

The CFS press release

Enquiries about the recall can be made to the importer's hotline at 2850 4799 during office hours.

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department