Salmonella in Spanish smoked paprika powder

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.

La Chinata smoked paprika powderDetails of the product are as follows:

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.