Update on Koon Yick Wah Kee Rose Bean Curd (Tofu) and Chilli Bean Curd (Tofu) recalled

Last updated:
28 December 2012

Type: Food Alert: for Action

Ref: 07/2012 (Update 1)

Heads of Environmental Health and Directors of Trading Standards will wish to be aware of this update to Food Alert for Action 07/2012 issued on 20 December 2012 concerning the recall associated with rose bean curd tofu and chilli bean curd tofu originating from China via The Netherlands. The Agency has now received further information confirming that other lots of tofu from the same Chinese producer are contaminated with high levels of Bacillus cereus. Based on the findings, the Dutch importer Liroy B.V. is recalling all the tofu products they have imported this year from the Chinese producer.

The affected products have been distributed widely throughout the UK.

The Dutch importer will contact all their customers regarding withdrawing all other rose bean curd tofu and chilli bean curd tofu as a precaution.

Identification of the affected products:

1. Koon Yick Wah Kee – Rose Bean Curd (Tofu) 454g
Best Before Date 30.06.14 Lot number 023424

2. Koon Yick Wah Kee – Chilli Bean Curd (Tofu) 454g
Best Before Date 30.06.14 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course of their investigations, enforcement officers should ensure that the specific lot code and best before date are withdrawn from sale and destroyed, if necessary using powers under the Food Safety Act 1990.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: foodincidents@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk