Not to consume a batch of prepackaged chilled duck wings suspected to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Issue Date 10.5.2024
Source of Information

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS)

Food Product

Prepackaged chilled duck wings

Product Name and Description

Product name: Pepper Vine Duck Wings
Place of origin: China
Distributor: Juewei Food (Hong Kong) Limited
Net weight: 170 grams
Use-by date: May 9, 2024

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.
  • 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. An investigation is ongoing.
Advice to the Trade
  • Stop using or selling the affected batch of the product immediately if they possess it.
Advice to Consumers
  • Not to consume the affected batch of the 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