Not to consume a kind of carbonated apple soft drink with possible presence of precipitate, mould and yeast
|Source of Information||
Food Incident Surveillance System, the Centre for Food Safety (CFS)
Carbonated apple soft drink
|Product Name and Description||
Product name: Apple sidra
Brand: Apple sidra
Place of origin: Taiwan
(1) Huang Ju Food (International) Co., Limited for 330 ml and 600 ml products;
(2) International Leadway Limited for 600 ml and 1 250 ml products
|Reason For Issuing Alert||
The CFS noted a notification from the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration that the above-mentioned product was being recalled in Taiwan due to the presence of precipitates, mould and yeast and was being recalled.
The CFS will alert the trade, continue to follow up on the incident and take appropriate action. Investigation is ongoing.
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety||
Upon learning of the incident, the CFS immediately contacted the local importer for follow-up. A preliminary investigation found that the importers had imported into Hong Kong the product concerned. For the sake of prudence, the CFS has instructed the above-mentioned importers to stop sales and remove from shelves the affected products, and to initiate a recall.
|Advice to the Trade||
The trade should stop using or selling the affected batch of products immediately if they possess it.
|Advice to Consumers||
Do not consume the affected products and seek medical treatment if they feel unwell after consuming the product concerned.
Members of the public may call the hotline of the importers, (1) Huang Ju Food (International) Co., Limited (for 330 ml and 600 ml products) at 3425 4799, and (2) International Leadway Limited at 2350 6863 (for 600ml and 1 250ml products) during office hours for enquiries about the recall of the product concerned.
Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department