Hong Kongerers urged not to consume French raw goat milk cheese contaminated with E. coli

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department today (August 15) urged the public not to consume a batch of raw goat milk cheese imported from France as it was contaminated with Escherichia coli (E. coli). The trade should also stop using or selling the affected batch of the product.

e.coli.fromage-valencayProduct name: Valencay raw milk cheese

Product brand: Anjouin

Place of origin: France

Manufacturer: Fromagerie d’Anjouin

A spokesman for the CFS said, “The Centre received a notification from the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) of the European Commission that certain batches of the above-mentioned raw goat milk cheese were found to have been contaminated with E. coli and the French manufacturer concerned has initiated a recall of the affected products.

According to the RASFF, some of the products under Lot No. V161 have been imported into Hong Kong.”