The Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department today (June 12) urged the public not to consume a batch of smoked paprika powder, imported from Spain, as the product might have been contaminated with Salmonella. The trade should also stop using or selling the product concerned immediately.
Name: La Chinata smoked paprika powder
Best before date : October 2016
Batch no. L-320
Net weight: 70 grams
“The Centre received a notification from the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) of the European Commission that a batch of La Chinata smoked paprika powder was found to have been contaminated with salmonella.
The Spanish manufacturer concerned has initiated a recall of the product. According to the information provided by the RASFF, a small volume of the affected product has been imported into Hong Kong,” a spokesman for the CFS said.
The CFS has contacted Fine Wine 33 & Gourmet Limited, the importer concerned in Hong Kong as notified by the RASFF. According to the information of the importer, a total of 745 cans of the affected product have been imported and stored in their warehouse.