Warning on Pistachio Products with Suspected Salmonella Contamination (Update on 9 April 2009)

Issue Date 4 April, 7 April and 9 April 2009
Source of Information On Tak Lung Trading Limited (安德隆貿易有限公司) , Chung Luen Co. (中聯公司)/ Multi Harvest International Limited)豐收國際有限公司) , Smart Year Limited (晉年有限公司) and US authorities
Food Product Pistachios
Local Distributor/ Retailer Names Retailers that have purchased Setton Farms pistachios from On Tak Lung Trading Limited ( 安德隆貿易有限公司 ) :
  1. 福聯公司 (Hock Lian Company)
    G/F, 231 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
  2. 正隆行食品有限公司 (Zhing Nong Hong Food Ltd.)
    G/F, 154-158 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
  3. 合成海味雜貨 (Hop Shing Sea Products Grocery)
    G/F, 2 Tse Mi Alley, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
  4. 信德海味公司 (Shun Tak Groceries)
    G/F, 10 Wilmer Street, Sai Wan, Hong Kong
  5. 志成號 (Chi Shing Co.)
    G/F, 150 Des Voeux Road West, Hong Kong
  6. 均成海產貿易有限公司 (Kwan Shing Sea Products Trading Company Limited)
    G/F, 106 Des Voeux Road West, Hong Kong
  7. 中聯公司 (Chung Luen Co.) / 豐收國際有限公司 (Multi Harvest International Limited)
    G/F, 31 Sheung Heung Road , Tokwawan, Kowloon
Retailers that have purchased Setton Farms pistachios from Chung Luen Co. (中聯公司) / Multi Harvest International Limited
(豐收國際有限公司) :
  1. 和盛號 (Wo Shing Ho)
    G/F, 66A Kowloon City Road , Tokwawan, Kowloon
  2. 利豐泰 (Chinese only)
    Flat C, 7/F, Van Fat Factory Building, 20-22 Ng Fong Street , San Po Kong, Kowloon
  3. 雄利平價市場 (Chinese only)
    G/F, 23G Wo Tik Street , Tsuen Wan, N.T
  4. 陳賢記有限公司 (Chan Yin Kee Co. Ltd.)
    G/F, 57-61 Cadogan Street , Kennedy Town , Sai Wan, Hong Kong
  5. 英發糖果 (Chinese only)
    Stall S205, 1/F, Tai Shing Street Market, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon
  6. 成興 (Chinese only)
    G/F, 60 Fu Shin Street , Tai Po , N.T
Companies that have purchased pistachios from Setton Farms in California , USA :
  1. 啟發食品有限公司 (Kai Fat Food Co. Limited)
    G/F, 128 Wing Lok Street , Hong Kong
  2. 晉年有限公司 ( Smart Year Limited)
    Room 8, 12/F, Wah Wai Centre, 38-40 Au Pui Wan Street, Fo Tan, Sha Tin, New Territories
Smart Year Limited has sold the products in loose form at counters set up in supermarkets and department stores below during Christmas last year and Lunar New Year period this year:
  1. 百佳 (Park'N Shop)
    Level 3, Lucky Plaza, Shatin, N.T.
  2. 百佳 (Park'N Shop)
    Shop Nos. 614 - 669, 673 - 678, Level 1, Tai Po Shopping Centre, Tai Po , N.T.
  3. 吉之島 (JUSCO)
    Kornhill Plaza South, 2 Kornhill Rd. , Quarry Bay
  4. 吉之島 (JUSCO)
    G/F & Basement, Whampoa Garden Site5 & 6, Whampoa Garden , Hung Hom
  5. 吉之島 (JUSCO)
    Lok Fu Centre 2, Junction Road , Lok Fu
  6. 吉之島 (JUSCO)
    L1-L4, Tsuen Wan Plaza, 4-30 Tai Pa Street , Tsuen Wan
  7. 吉之島 (JUSCO)
    G/F & 1/F, Tuen Mun Town Plaza , Phase 1, 1 Tuen Shun Street, Tuen Mun
  8. 吉之島 (JUSCO)
    Shop Nos. LG-1, 2, 3 & 5 on Lower Ground Level apm, Millennium City 5, No. 418 Kwun Tong Road
  9. 吉之島 (JUSCO)
    Shop Nos. 321-322, Kai Tin Shopping Centre, Kai Tin Road , Lam Tin
  10. 吉之島 (JUSCO)
    Shop 101 - 105 & 125 - 130, 1st Floor, Grand Waterfront Plaza, 38 San Ma Tau Street, To Kwa Wan
  11. 千色店 (Citistore)
    City Landmark II, TWTL 301, Tsuen Wan.
  12. 千色店 (Citistore)
    Level 1 & 2, Phase II Metro City Plaza , Tseung Kwan O
  13. 惠康 (Wellcome)
    Unit 401 Level 4, Dragon Centre, 37K Yen Chow Street , Shamshuipo
  14. 惠康 (Wellcome)
    Shop 3066, Level 3, Sunshine City Plaza , 10 On Luk Street , Ma On Shan, NT
  15. 惠康 (Wellcome)
    Shop 102, 1/F, Sau Mau Ping Shopping Centre, Sau Mau Ping Estate, Kwun Tong
  16. 惠康 (Wellcome)
    Shop 213, Podium Level 2, Kwai Chung Shopping Centre, Kwai Chung Estate, Kwai Chung
  17. 新都城百貨 (Metropole Department Store)
    416-426 King's Road, North Point
Reason for Recall Products may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

The CFS has been in close contact with the US authorities in regard to the Salmonella contamination incident in the country. The CFS has alerted the trade of the incident and is closely monitoring the situation.

The CFS has collected 19 samples of pistachios and related products for testing of Salmonella and all the results are satisfactory.

Advice to the Trade Stop selling the pistachios that were purchased from the local distributor or retailers concerned.
Advice to Consumers

Stop consuming the pistachios bought from these retailers and companies concerned. Dispose of them and thoroughly wash hands afterwards.

If in doubt about the pistachios that were purchased, do not consume them and ask the retailers for the source of the products.

Further Information The CFS press releases
The CFS food alert issued on 1 April 2009 regarding warning on “Planters” and “Back To Nature” brands pistachios and related products

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
9 April 2009