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|
|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 ) :
|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