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Danish Disney cookies recalled

Danish-made Disney cookies have been recalled after tests revealed undeclared dairy ingredients.
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department received a notification from the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) of the European Commission that several kinds of Disney brand tinned chocolate chip cookies produced by Jacobsens Bakery, were found to contain undeclared milk ingredient. A spokesman for the CFS advises consumers who are allergic to milk to refrain from consuming the products.
Retailers have been warned to stop selling the products immediately.
The affected 150gm tins of Disney Chocolate Chip Cookies bear the barcodes 57 76879 01205 9, 57 76879 01096 3, 57 76879 01372 8 and 57 76879 01373 5.
“According to the information provided by the RASFF, a small quantity of the products may have been imported into Hong Kong,” a CFS spokesman said.
“The CFS is contacting the Hong Kong importer concerned as notified by the RASFF to trace the distribution of the affected products. The CFS has also contacted the Hong Kong office of the brand and confirmed that its authorised vendors have not imported the affected products. For the sake of prudence, the CFS is conducting sales checks at local outlets.”
Early indications show no trace of the affected products being imported but investigations are continuing in case of parallel importing or other cross-border supply.
The CFS has advised consumers who were allergic to milk to stop consuming the concerned products. People should seek medical treatment if they feel unwell after consuming.
The Food and Drugs (Composition and Labelling) Regulations (Cap 132W) require that all prepackaged food for sale in Hong Kong should list out the food ingredients in its list of ingredients. The maximum penalty upon conviction is a fine of $50 000 and six months’ imprisonment.

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