he Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department today (February 10) urged the public not to consume a kind of cheese imported from France due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, a pathogen. The trade should stop using or selling the product concerned immediately if they possess it.
Product details are as follows:
Product name: Gaperon cheese
Place of origin: France
Importer: FICO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Pack size: 400 grams per pack
Batch number: 341
Best-before date: January 30, 2023
“The CFS received a notification from the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed of the European Commission that the above-mentioned batch of the product might have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and is being recalled. A preliminary investigation found that the above-mentioned importer had imported into Hong Kong the affected batch of the product concerned,” a spokesman for the CFS said.
The importer concerned has stopped sales, has removed the affected product from shelves and has initiated a recall according to the CFS’s instructions. Enquiries about the recall can be made to the importer’s hotline at 2850 4799 during office hours.