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CFS urges public not to consume US prepackaged sausage suspected to contain foreign matters
     The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department today (March 16) urged the public not to consume a batch of prepackaged sausage imported from the United States (US) as they might contain foreign matters. 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: USA
Importer: Etak International Ltd
Batch ID: 1001124486
Net weight: 14 oz (396 grams) per pack
Use by date: April 4, 2018

     A CFS spokesman said, "The CFS, through its Food Incident Surveillance System, noted a notice issued by the US authorities that the manufacturer of the product concerned is recalling two batches (Batch ID: 1001124486 and 1001124487) of the above-mentioned product as they may contain foreign matters. 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 90 cartons of one of the affected batches (Batch ID: 1001124486) of product, which were all distributed for sale. The importer has already stopped sale and removed from shelves the affected batch of product, and initiated a recall. Members of the public may call the hotline of the importer at 2501 6162 during office hours for enquiries.

   The spokesman urged members of the public not to consume the affected batch of product. 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.
Ends/Friday, March 16, 2018
Issued at HKT 20:30
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