Last updated on 14 December 2012

Fish balls withdrawn from sale in Scotland

Food Alert For Action

Fu Zhou Chan Kee Traditional Fresh Fish Balls have been produced in unapproved premises under unsatisfactory hygiene conditions and are believed to have been distributed in the Lothian area of Scotland. Despite local authority investigations in the originating area, it has not been possible to obtain full distribution details.

If you have bought this product, do not eat it. The Agency has issued a Food Alert for Action.

Product details

Fu Zhou Chan Kee Traditional Fresh Fish Balls, 450g

All date and batch codes.

Despite enquiries by investigating officers in the originating local authority, it has not been possible to obtain distribution details or product traceability records for this product. However, distribution is believed to be within the Lothian area of Scotland.

If you have purchased the above product, do not eat it. Although the product is labelled as fresh fish balls it may be supplied frozen. This product also contains minced pork meat and these additional allergens: egg white, soya and sesame.

Actions to be taken by local authorities

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

If this product is found during routine inspections, enforcement officers should ensure that it is withdrawn from sale and destroyed, if necessary using powers under the Food Safety Act 1990 and Regulation 27 of the Food Hygiene (Scotland) Regulations 2006. In the event of a local authority finding significant quantities of this product they are requested to inform the Agency immediately and provide details of the consignment.

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