Duck foie gras product from France may contain glass fragments

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28th July 2021 – (Hong Kong)  The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department today (July 28) urged the public not to consume a kind of duck foie gras imported from France as it may contain glass fragments. The trade should stop using or selling the product concerned immediately if they possess it.

Details of the product are as follows:

Product name: Rougie Individual Terrine
Brand: Rougie
Place of origin: France
Pack size: 40 grams x 12
Lot code: 201014.103364
Importer: Classic Fine Foods (Hong Kong) Limited
Best-before date: 14th October, 2022

A spokesman for the CFS said, “The CFS received a notification from the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) of the European Commission that a complaint in France claimed that the above-mentioned product had been found with glass fragments, and it is now being recalled. According to the information provided by the RASFF, the affected product has been imported into Hong Kong. Upon learning of the incident, the CFS immediately contacted the local importer concerned for follow-up.”

A preliminary investigation found that above-mentioned importer had imported some of the affected product into Hong Kong. The importer has removed the affected product from shelves and stopped sale of it according to the CFS’ instructions and has initiated a recall. Members of the public may call the importer’s hotline at 2612 2066 during office hours for enquiries about the recall.

The spokesman urged consumers not to consume the affected product if they have bought any. The trade should also stop using or selling the product concerned immediately if they possess it.

The CFS will alert the trade to the incident, continue to follow up and take appropriate action. Investigation is ongoing.

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