Recall of Canned Pork Luncheon Meat Due to the Presence of Trace Amount of Malachite Green

Issue Date 7 December 2007
Source of Information Centre for Food Safety (CFS), Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD)
Food Product Canned pork luncheon meat
Name of Product MaLing Pork Luncheon Meat
Product Description Canned pork luncheon meat. Each can weighs 198g. The affected products carry the batch no. of M1 8.
Durability Indication Best Before Date : 8/6/2010
Reason for Recall Presence of trace amount of malachite green. The amount detected was 0.0066ppm.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety The sole agent of the concerned product has initiated a recall and stopped selling the affected products. CFS has informed the Mainland authorities of the latest test results and will continue to follow up the case.
Advice to the Trade Stop selling the affected products.
Advice to Consumers Stop consuming the affected products.
Further Information The CFS press release