Not to consume a kind of French raw milk cheese suspected to be contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli
|Source of Information
Rappel Conso of France
Raw milk cheese
|Product Name and Description
Product name: Plate of 5 Medals Winner Assorted Cheeses (with 4 Types of Raw Milk Cheese) (Le Plateau des Médaillés)
Brand: CANTOREL (Saveurs de Terroirs)
Place of origin: France
Net weight: 310 grams
Best-before dates: November 28, 2023 to January 9, 2024
Batch: all lots
Importer: City Super Limited
|Reason For Issuing Alert
- The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) through its Food Incident Surveillance System noted a notification from the Rappel Conso of France that the above-mentioned product is being recalled in France due to possible contamination with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC). Upon learning of the incident, the CFS immediately contacted local importers for follow-up. A preliminary investigation found that the above-mentioned importer had imported into Hong Kong the affected batches of the product concerned.
- People will contract STEC-causing gastro-intestinal disease through consumption of contaminated water or undercooked and contaminated foods. Intestinal bleeding and serious complications such as hemolytic uraemic syndrome may also develop in some people.
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
- The importer concerned has stopped sale and removed the affected batches of the product from shelves and 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 possess it
|Advice to Consumers
Not to consume the affected batches of the product if have bought any
Enquiries about the recall can be made to the importer's hotline at 2736 3866 during office hours.
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Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department