CFS urges public not to consume Taiwan-imported apple carbonated soft drink

Apple sidra

30th May 2023 – (Hong Kong) The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has urged the public not to consume a type of apple carbonated soft drink imported from Taiwan, as the product may contain precipitate, mould, and yeast. The CFS has requested that the trade stop selling or using the product immediately if they have it.

The affected product details are as follows:
Product name: Apple sidra
Brand: Apple sidra
Place of origin: Taiwan
Importers: (i) Huang Ju Food (International) Co., Limited (hotline: 3425 4799); and (ii) International Leadway Limited (hotline: 2350 6863)
Volume: (i) 330ml and 600ml; and (ii) 600ml and 1 250ml

The CFS became aware of the issue through its Food Incident Surveillance System, which received a notification from the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration that the product was being recalled in Taiwan due to the presence of precipitates, mould, and yeast. The CFS contacted local importers for follow-up and found that the importers had imported the affected product into Hong Kong.

The CFS has requested that the importers stop sales and remove the affected products from shelves, and initiate a recall. The public is advised to stop consuming the affected product and seek medical treatment if they feel unwell after consuming it.

The CFS will continue to closely monitor the situation and take appropriate follow-up actions to ensure the safety of food products in Hong Kong.