Not to consume a kind of imported vegetable crisps containing high content of acrylamide

Issue Date 14.3.2023
Source of Information

Centre for Food Safety

Food Product

Imported vegetable crisps

Product Name and Description

Product name: Alfredo's Ortolana Salted Vegetables Chips

Brand: AMICA

Pack size: 100 grams

Place of origin: The Netherlands

Best-before date: March 25, 2023

Importer: City Super Limited

Reason For Issuing Alert
  • The CFS received a notification from the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) of the European Commission that the above-mentioned product was detected with high content of acrylamide. According to the information provided by the RASFF, the affected product has been imported into Hong Kong.
  • Upon learning of the incident, the CFS immediately contacted the above-mentioned local importer 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 product 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. The 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 product if they have bought any.
Further Information

The CFS press release

Members of the public may call the hotline of the importer at 2736 3866 during office hours for enquiries.

Photos for reference only.

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department