Hong Kong – Not to consume a batch of prepackaged caviar suspected to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes


Issue Date 5.5.2023
Source of Information The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) of the European Commission
Food Product Prepackaged caviar
Product Name and Description Product name: Lachskaviar

Brand: Balik Pearls

Net weight: 100 g

Place of origin: United States

Best-before date: December 31, 2023

Batch number: 113023

Importer: Caviar House & Prunier (HK) Limited

Reason For Issuing Alert
  • The CFS received a notification from the RASFF of the European Commission that the above-mentioned batch of product might have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and was being recalled.
  • Upon learning of the incident, the CFS immediately contacted the local importer for follow-up. A preliminary investigation found that the importer had imported into Hong Kong the affected batch of the product.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
  • The importer concerned has stopped sales, has removed the affected product from shelves and has initiated a recall according to the CFS’s instructions.
  • The CFS will alert the trade, continue to follow up on the incident and take appropriate action. Investigation is ongoing.
Advice to the Trade The trade should stop using or selling the affected batch of products immediately if they possess it.
Advice to Consumers Do not consume the affected products.
Further Information The CFS press release

Members of the public may call the hotline of the importer, Caviar House & Prunier (HK) Limited, at 3974 6746 during office hours for enquiries about the recall of the product concerned.

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