CFS urges public not to consume US prepackaged sausage suspected to contain foreign matter

3 June 2019
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The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department today (June 3) urged the public not to consume a batch of prepackaged sausage imported from the United States (US) as they might contain foreign matter. The trade should also stop using or selling the affected batch of the product immediately if they possess it.
 
Details of the product are as follows:
 
Product name: JALAPEÑO CHEDDAR Smoked Sausage
Brand: Johnsonville
Place of origin: US
Importer: Etak International Ltd
Net weight: 14 ounces (396 grams) per pack
Best-by date: June 9, 2019
 
A CFS spokesman said, "The CFS, through its Food Incident Surveillance System, noted a notice issued by the US authorities that the above-mentioned batch of the affected product might contain foreign matter and is being recalled in US. Upon learning of the incident, the CFS immediately contacted local major importers and retailers for follow-up."
 
The spokesman said that according to preliminary investigation, the above importer had imported 200 cartons of the affected product, which were all distributed for sale. The importer has initiated a recall according to the CFS' advice. Members of the public may call the hotline of the importer at 2526 2371 during office hours for enquiries.
 
The spokesman urged members of the public not to consume the affected batch of the product if they have bought it. The trade should also stop using or selling the product concerned immediately.
 
The CFS will alert the trade to the incident, continue to follow up and take appropriate action. Investigation is ongoing. 

Reposted from HKSAR Government webpage:
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/201906/03/P2019060300874.htm

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