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CFS urges public not to consume a kind of apple carbonated soft drink with possible presence of precipitate, mould and yeast
     The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department today (May 30) urged the public not to consume a kind of apple carbonated soft drink imported from Taiwan as the product might contain precipitate, mould and yeast. The trade should stop using or selling the product concerned immediately if they possess it.

     Product details are as follows:

Product name: Apple sidra
Brand: Apple sidra
Place of origin: Taiwan
Importers: (i) Huang Ju Food (International) Co., Limited (hotline: 3425 4799); and (ii) International Leadway Limited (hotline: 2350 6863)
Volume: (i) 330ml and 600ml; and (ii) 600ml and 1 250ml

     A spokesman for the CFS said, "The CFS through its Food Incident Surveillance System noted a notification from the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration that the above-mentioned product was being recalled in Taiwan due to the presence of precipitates, mould and yeast. Upon learning of the incident, the CFS immediately contacted local importers for follow-up. Preliminary investigation revealed that the above-mentioned importers had imported into Hong Kong the product concerned."

     For the sake of prudence, the CFS has instructed the above-mentioned importers to stop sales and remove from shelves the affected products, and to initiate a recall. Enquiries about the recall can be made to the importers' hotlines during office hours.

     The spokesman advised members of the public to stop consuming the affected product and seek medical treatment if they feel unwell after consuming the product concerned.

     The CFS will continue to closely monitor the situation and take appropriate follow-up actions.
Ends/Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Issued at HKT 18:35
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