CFS urges public not to consume batch of prepackaged chilled crayfish suspected to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Issue Date 13.7.2023
Source of Information

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS)

Food Product

Prepackaged chilled crayfish 

Product Name and Description

Product name: Signature Mala Crayfish
Place of origin: China
Distributor: Juewei Food (Hong Kong) Limited
Net weight: 130 grams
Use-by date: July 7, 2023

Reason For Issuing Alert
  • The CFS collected the above-mentioned sample from a retail outlet in Mong Kok for testing under its routine Food Surveillance Programme. The test result showed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 25 grams of the sample, exceeding the standard of the Microbiological Guidelines for Food which states that Listeria monocytogenes should not be detected in 25g of food.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
  • The CFS has informed the vendor concerned of the irregularity and has instructed it to stop sale and to remove from shelves the affected batch of the product. Should there be sufficient evidence, prosecution will be instituted.
  • The distributor concerned has initiated a recall of the affected batch of the product according to the CFS' instruction.
  • 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 product if they have bought any.
Further Information

The CFS press release

Members of the public may call the distributor's hotline at 3468 6021 during office hours for enquiries about the product recall. 

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Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department