Hong Kong: The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has warned about a batch of bottled preserved bean curd suspected to contain excessive Bacillus cereus.
It said a notification from the Macau authorities concerned the bean curd manufactured on the mainland and imported through Hong Kong containing Bacillus cereus at a level exceeding the safety standard of Macau and not in compliance with Hong Kong's Microbiological Guidelines for Food.
Preserved Bean Curd (Red) 500g of the Dali brand from China and packed by Zhejiang Cereals, Oils & Foodstuffs I/E Co., with best before date of November 23, 2018 is affected.
A CFS spokesman said the bean curd was detected with more than 100,000 of Bacillus cereus per gram of food.
"With the information provided by the Macau authorities, the CFS contacted the Hong Kong sole distributor, Tak Fat Edible Salt & Provisions.
"By preliminary investigation and the information provided by the company, it was found that the company had imported 1,488 cartons of the affected product, with some of which re-exported to Macau, some distributed in Hong Kong, and the remaining stock stored in their warehouse."