INVESTIGATION:Products from a Taiwanese sandwich chain might be the cause of several reported cases of food poisoning in Hong Kong, the health bureau said
Date: Aug 04, 2015
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
The Changhua County Government’s Public Health Bureau has collected samples from sandwich chain Horng Ryen Jen Cake and Biscuit Store’s (洪瑞珍) products for testing to ascertain the cause of a recent spate of food poisoning cases in Hong Kong.
“The bureau launched a probe into the matter immediately after the Ministry of Health and Welfare notified us of several cases of food poisoning in Hong Kong allegedly caused by Horng Ryen Jen’s sandwiches,” Public Health Bureau director Yeh yen-po (葉彥伯) said yesterday.
Yeh said its preliminary investigation showed that the sandwiches involved in the cases were provided by three different retailers, who could have purchased the products from different Taiwanese branches of Horng Ryen Jen.
Yeh made the remarks days after Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety reported 13 people contracted food poisoning after allegedly eating Horng Ryen Jen’s sandwiches bought at local stores. [FULL STORY]