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CFS investigates suspected case of breaching Food Safety Order on frozen chicken wings imported from Japan
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     The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (October 6) that the CFS inspected a consignment of frozen chicken wings imported from a regulated prefecture of Japan and the importer concerned was suspected to be in breach of the relevant Food Safety Order. The product concerned has been marked and sealed by the CFS and has not entered the market. The CFS is following up on the case.

     A spokesman for the CFS said, "During inspection, the CFS found a batch of frozen chicken wings from Ibaraki Prefecture that was not accompanied with a radiation certificate in the concerned consignment of food imported from Japan, suspected of breaching the relevant Order."

     According to the Order, chilled or frozen game, meat and poultry and poultry eggs originating from Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Chiba and Gunma prefectures are allowed to be imported on the condition that they are accompanied with a radiation certificate issued by the Japanese authority which shows the radiation levels do not exceed the Codex guideline levels of the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

     ‚ÄčThe CFS will continue to follow up on the incident and take appropriate action, including informing the Japanese authorities concerned of the incident. Prosecution will be instituted against the importer concerned should there be sufficient evidence. The investigation is ongoing.
 
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