Kinds of paste from Singapore may contain allergen (fish)

8 December 2020
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Issue Date 8.12.2020
Source of Information

Singapore Food Agency (SFA)

Food Product

Paste imported from Singapore

Product Name and Description

Product name: Sambal Belachan Chilli Paste
Brand: Kwong Cheong Thye
Place of origin: Singapore
Importer: Tropical Trading Company
Net weight: 230 grams and 1 kilogram
Best-before dates: November 27, 2021 (for 230g), and July 9, 2022 (for 1kg)

Product name: Laksa Paste
Brand: Kwong Cheong Thye
Place of origin: Singapore
Importer: Tropical Trading Company
Net weight: 1kg
Best-before date: May 29, 2022

Product name: Crispy Chilli
Brand: Kwong Cheong Thye
Place of origin: Singapore
Importer: Tropical Trading Company
Net weight: 230g
Best-before date: November 22, 2021

Reason For Issuing Alert
  • The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) through its Food Incident Surveillance System, has earlier noted a notice issued by the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) that some kinds of paste imported from Singapore are being recalled as the products may contain fish but it is not declared on the products' food labels. The importer concerned has initiated a recall earlier according to the CFS' instructions.
  • Upon follow-up investigation, the CFS learned from the SFA that some other batches of the same kinds of paste with the same problem have been exported to Hong Kong. The CFS immediately contacted the relevant local importer for follow-up.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
  • Investigation found that an importer, Tropical Trading Company, had imported some of the affected products into Hong Kong. The CFS immediately contacted the importer concerned for follow-up. The importer has initiated a recall according to the CFS' instructions.
  • The CFS will alert the trade to the incident and will continue to follow up and take appropriate action.
     
Advice to the Trade
  • Stop using or selling the affected products immediately should they possess them.
Advice to Consumers
  • Consumers who are allergic to fish to stop consuming the products concerned. People should seek medical treatment if they feel unwell after consuming them.
Further Information

The CFS press release

Enquiries about the recall can be made to the hotline at 2366 8606 during office hours.

Reposted from HKSAR Government webpage:
https://www.cfs.gov.hk/english/whatsnew/whatsnew_fa/2020_411.html