CFS urges public not to consume prepackaged haggis and black pudding products with potential microbiological risk


Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department today (July 15) urged the public not to consume four kinds of haggis and black pudding products imported from the United Kingdom with different use by dates as a precautionary measure since a production error might pose potential microbiological risk.

     Details of the product are as follows:

Product name:  Scottish Haggis 
Brand:             Marks & Spencer
Place of origin:  United Kingdom
Manufacturer:   Macsween of Edinburgh
Product code:   00104456
Net weight:      454 grams per pack
Use by date:    All dates up to and including July 26, 2017

Product name:  Black Pudding 
Brand:             Marks & Spencer
Place of origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer:   Macsween of Edinburgh
Product code:   00777759
Net weight:      200 grams per pack
Use by date:    All dates up to and including July 31, 2017

Product name:  4 Black Pudding Slices
Brand:              Marks & Spencer
Place of origin:  United Kingdom
Manufacturer:   Macsween of Edinburgh
Product code:   00084215
Net weight:      227 grams per pack
Use by date:     July 26, 2017

Product name:   2 Haggis Slice
Brand:              Marks & Spencer
Place of origin:  United Kingdom
Manufacturer:   Macsween of Edinburgh
Product code:   988292 
Net weight:      130 grams per pack
Use by date:     July 24, 2017

     A CFS spokesman said, "The CFS, through its Food Incident Surveillance System, learned of the notices issued by the UK Food Standards Agency and Food Safety Authority of Ireland that the manufacturer of the products is recalling the affected batches of products because of a production error that may pose a microbiological risk."

     The spokesman said that upon learning of the incident, the CFS immediately followed up with Marks & Spencer, the importer of the affected products in Hong Kong.

     According to the information provided by the importer, the above-mentioned products were imported to Hong Kong for sale in its retail outlets only. It has already stopped sale and removed from shelves the affected batches of products, and initiated a recall. For enquiries about the recall, members of the public may call Marks & Spencer hotline at 3656 2253 during office hours.

     The spokesman urged members of the public to stop consuming the affected batches of products if they have purchased any.

     The CFS will continue to follow up and take appropriate action.

Investigation is ongoing.



Published on: 2017-07-15

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