Hong Kong – Not to consume two kinds of snack imported from UK suspected to be contaminated with Salmonella

CFS

Not to consume two kinds of snack imported from UK suspected to be contaminated with Salmonella

Issue Date 22.8.2021
Source of Information British authorities
Food Product Snack imported from the United Kingdom (UK)
Product Name and Description Product name: Mr. Porky Crispy Strips
Brand: Mr. Porky
Place of origin: UK
Net weight: 35 grams per pack
Best-before date: All best-before dates up to and including February 19, 2022
Sole importer: Jenzet Limited

Product name: Mr. Porky Original Scratchings
Brand: Mr. Porky
Place of origin: UK
Net weight: 40 grams per pack
Best-before date: All best-before dates up to and including February 19, 2022
Sole importer: Jenzet Limited

Reason For Issuing Alert
  • The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) received a notification from the British authorities through the International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) that the above-mentioned products may be contaminated by Salmonella.
  • The Food Standards Agency and the Public Health England are conducting an investigation and the concerned products are being recalled. According to the information provided by the INFOSAN, the affected products have been imported into Hong Kong.
  •  Salmonella infection may cause fever and gastrointestinal upset such as vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. The effects on infants, young children, the elderly and persons with a weak immune system could be more severe and may even lead to death.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
  • Upon learning of the incident, the CFS immediately contacted local major importers and retailers for follow-up. Preliminary investigation found that the above-mentioned sole importer had imported into Hong Kong the affected products concerned.
  • The CFS has instructed the importer to stop sale and remove from shelves the affected products and initiate a recall.
  • The CFS will alert the trade, continue to follow up on the case and take appropriate action. Investigation is ongoing.
Advice to the Trade Stop using or selling the products concerned immediately if they possess them.
Advice to Consumers Not to consume the affected products if they have bought any.
Further Information The CFS press release

Enquiries about the recall can be made to the importer’s hotline at 5589 7864 during office hours.

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
2021-8-22

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