Not to consume a kind of chocolate sweets from France with possible presence of ethylene oxide

26 November 2020
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Issue Date 26.11.2020
Source of Information

La Maison du Chocolat Hong Kong

Food Product

A kind of chocolate sweets imported from France

Product Name and Description

Product name: Advent Calendar Cracker

Brand: La Maison du Chocolat

Place of origin: France

Sole importer: La Maison du Chocolat Hong Kong

Pack size: 185 grams per pack

Batch: J29X

Best before date: December 31, 2020

Reason For Issuing Alert

The product that the above-mentioned batch of the affected product contains sesame seed with a possible presence of ethylene oxide, and it has initiated a voluntary recall.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
  • Upon learning of the incident, the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) immediately contacted the importer concerned to follow up. According to the importer, the affected batch of the product was only sold at their chain stores and e-commerce store, and it had already stopped selling the affected batch of the product.
  • The CFS has alerted the trade to the incident, continue to follow up and take appropriate action. An investigation is ongoing.
Advice to the Trade
  • Stop using or selling the product concerned immediately if they possess it.
Advice to Consumers
  • Not to consume the affected product if they have bought any.
Further Information

The CFS press release

Members of the public may call the importer's hotline at 2343 3331 during office hours for enquiries about the recall.

Reposted from HKSAR Government webpage:
https://www.cfs.gov.hk/english/whatsnew/whatsnew_fa/2020_409.html