Not to consume batch of Japanese bottled alcoholic drink with potential leakage and bottle breakage risk

Issue Date 7.7.2023
Source of Information

Centre for Food Safety

Food Product

Bottled alcoholic drink

Product Name and Description

Product name: Mikan Liqueur


Place of origin: Japan

Volume: 720 ml

Best before date: May 31, 2024

Importer: City Super Limited

Reason For Issuing Alert
  • The CFS received a notification from the importer that the above-mentioned product may have a risk of leakage due to an increase in pressure inside the bottle.
  • The importer confirmed that it had imported into Hong Kong the affected batch of the product concerned, and has therefore voluntarily initiated a recall as a precautionary measure."
  • Risk assessment of the CFS showed that the increase of pressure inside the bottle may pose a risk of bottle breakage.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
  • The importer concerned has voluntarily stopped sales, removed the affected product from shelves and initiated a recall.
  • The CFS will alert the trade to the incident, continue to follow up and take appropriate action. Investigation is ongoing.
Advice to the Trade
  • The trade should stop using or selling the affected batch of the product immediately if they possess it.
Advice to Consumers
  • Consumers should not consume the affected batch of the product if they have purchased 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 about the recall.

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Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department