The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department today (May 16) urged the public not to consume a kind of razor clams imported from Ireland due to uncertain provenance. The trade should stop using or selling the product concerned if they possess it.
Details of the product are as follows:
Product name: razor clams
Agent: Scot West Shellfish Ltd
Place of origin: Ireland
Import date: May 13, 2023
Importers: Sure Well (China) Limited (hotline: 2380 2266)
Golden Sun Logistics Company (hotline: 6078 0041)
Golding Seafood Limited (hotline: 3621 0830)
Hai Tung Seafood Limited (hotline: 6389 3988)
Sum Kee Seafood (hotline: 5299 8001)
A spokesman for the CFS said, "The CFS received a notification from the authorities concerned in Scotland through the International Food Safety Authorities Network that the above-mentioned product is of uncertain provenance and being recalled. According to the information provided by the Scottish authorities, the affected product has been imported into Hong Kong. Upon learning of the incident, the CFS immediately contacted the local importers concerned for follow-up."
A preliminary investigation found that the above-mentioned importers had imported some of the affected product into Hong Kong. For the sake of prudence, the CFS has instructed the importers to stop selling and remove from shelves the affected batch of product and initiate a recall. Enquiries about the recall can be made to the importers' hotlines during office hours.
The spokesman urged consumers not to consume the affected product if they have bought any. The trade should also stop using or selling the product concerned immediately if they possess it.
The CFS will alert the trade to the incident, continue to follow up and take appropriate action. An investigation is ongoing.
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