Update on recall of Koon Yick Wah Kee tofu

Last updated:
28 December 2012
Food alert for action
The Food Standards Agency is issuing an updated Food Alert for Action concerning the Koon Yick Wah Kee rose bean curd tofu and chilli bean curd tofu originating from China via The Netherlands, because of confirmation that further tofu from the same company has high levels of Bacillus cereus.

The affected products have a best before date of 30 June 2014 and have been distributed widely throughout the UK. The levels of the bacteria detected can cause vomiting or diarrhoea.

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. Liroy B.V. will be contacting their customers regarding the withdrawal of other lots as a precaution.

Affected products

  • Koon Yick Wah Kee – Rose Bean Curd (Tofu) 454g
  • Best before date: 30 June 2014; Lot number 023424
  • Koon Yick Wah Kee – Chilli Bean Curd (Tofu) 454g
  • Best before date: 30 June 2014; Lot Number 023421

If you have bought one of the above products, do not eat it.

Actions to be taken by local authorities

Local authorities are being asked to identify and make contact with relevant retailers in their area who may sell the implicated product. If these 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course of their investigations, enforcement officers should ensure that the specific lot code and best before date are withdrawn from sale and destroyed.

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