Last updated on 18 December 2013

Chen Ji Fish Balls produced in an unapproved establishment

Food Alert: for Action

Ref 09/2013

Fish Balls purporting to be manufactured by Chen Ji Foods Co. Ltd appear to have been manufactured in an unapproved establishment

Despite enquiries by investigating officers, it has not been possible to obtain information relating to the manufacture, distribution or product traceability records for this product.

The ID mark of the originating establishment does not appear on the product packaging.

This issue may be associated with a similar product called Fu Zhou Chan Kee Fish Balls, which was the subject of a Food Alert For Action last year (ref: 06/2012).

Product details

All date and batch codes of Chen Ji Fish Balls. Photographs of product attached.

Advice to consumers

If you have purchased the above product, please do not consume it.

Actions to be taken by enforcement authorities

As this fishery product was manufactured in an unapproved establishment it does not comply with the requirements of Regulation EC No 852/2004, 853/2004 and the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006.

If any of this product is found during routine inspections, enforcement officers should ensure that it is withdrawn from sale and destroyed, if necessary using powers under the Food Safety Act 1990 and Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006. In the event of a local authority finding significant quantities of this product they are requested to inform the FSA immediately and provide details of the consignment.

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