Recall of Koon Yick Wah Kee Rose Bean Curd (Tofu) and Chilli Bean Curd (Tofu)

Last updated:
20 December 2012

Type: Food Alert: for Action

Ref: 07/2012

Heads of Environmental Health and Directors of Trading Standards will wish to be aware of a recall associated with rose bean curd tofu and chilli bean curd tofu originating from China via the Netherlands. The Dutch importer Liroy B.V, is recalling all affected batches.

The two affected products have shown to be contaminated with Bacillus cereus and several different yeast varieties. The affected products have been distributed widely throughout the UK. Pictures are attached for ease of identification.

The levels of Bacillus cereus detected render the product a potential health risk.

Identification of the affected products:

1) Koon Yick Wah Kee – Rose Bean Curd (Tofu) 454g.
Best Before Date 30.12.14 Lot number 023424

2) Koon Yick Wah Kee – Chilli Bean Curd (Tofu) 454g.
Best Before Date 30.12.14 Lot Number 023421

Actions to be taken by local authorities.

Local authorities are requested to identify and make contact with relevant retailers in their area who may sell the implicated product. If implicated products are found during the course of their investigations, enforcement officers should ensure that the specific lot code and 'best before' date are withdrawn from sale and destroyed, if necessary, using powers under the Food Safety Act 1990.

Local authorities should report any finding of the implicated product by emailing the FSA’s dedicated Food Incidents mailbox: [email protected]