Warning on Frozen Scallops Suspected of Containing Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Toxin

Issue Date 12 January 2010
Source of Information The Centre for Food Safety
Food Product Frozen Scallops
Product Description

Product: Scallop, Roe-On, Half-shell
Use by: 31-12-2010
Weight: 0.88 pounds
Product number: 14272
Sampling location: Kai Bo Food Supermarket, Shop no. 17G1, G/F, United Bldg., 1-7 Wu Kwong Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon.

Reason for Advise Sample was found to contain high level of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning toxin.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety The CFS has taken follow-up actions, including alerting the traders of the problem, tracing the source of the scallop, directing the concerned supermarket to stop selling the food in question and issuing a warning letter to the supermarket. The CFS will monitor the situation.
Advice to the Trade Stop selling the affected products.
Advice to Consumers Stop consuming the affected products.
Further Information The CFS Press Release

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
12 January 2010