Hong Kong – Not to consume prepackaged frozen vegetable products suspected to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

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Issue Date 7.7.2018
Source of Information The United Kingdom Food Standards Agency
Food Product Several kinds of prepackaged frozen vegetable products produced by the Greenyard Frozen UK Ltd
Product Name and Description 1. Product name : Sainsbury’s Mixed Vegetables

Packing: one kilogram per pack

Importer: The Dairy Farm Company Limited

Best before date: All codes to January 2020 inclusive

 

2. Product name : Waitrose Love Life Vegetable Medley Steamers

Packing: four small packs of 160 grams each per pack

Importer: PARKnSHOP (HK) Limited

Best before date: May, July, September 2018

 

3. Product name : Growers Pride Mixed Vegetables

Packing: 450 grams per pack

Importer: PARKnSHOP (HK) Limited

Best before date: All codes to July 2021 inclusive

 

4. Product name : Ross Mixed Vegetables

Packing: one kilogram per pack

Importer: PARKnSHOP (HK) Limited

Best before date: All codes to July 2020 inclusive

 

5. Product name : Ross Sweetcorn

Packing: 450 grams per pack

Importer: PARKnSHOP (HK) Limited

Best before date: All codes to July 2021 inclusive

Reason For Issuing Alert
  • The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) through its Food Incident Surveillance System, learned of a notice issued by the United Kingdom Food Standards Agency that the Greenyard Frozen UK Limited is recalling several kinds of frozen vegetable products as they might have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
  • The CFS immediately contacted major local importers and retailers for follow-up. Preliminary investigation found that two local importers, The Dairy Farm Company Limited and PARKnSHOP (HK) Limited, had imported the above affected products into Hong Kong for sale at their chain supermarkets. The importers concerned have already stopped sale and removed from shelves the affected products and initiated a recall.
  •  The CFS will alert the trade to the incident, and will continue to monitor the case and take appropriate follow-up action. Investigation is ongoing.
Advice to the Trade
  • Stop using or selling the product concerned immediately if they possess them.
Advice to Consumers
  • Not to consume the affected products if they have bought any.
  • Members of the public can contact the importers and the supermarkets concerned for enquiries about the recall.
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