Prepackaged素牛丸(蛋素) not in compliance with nutrition label rules

28 May 2019
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Product name: 素牛丸(蛋素)
Brand: Nil
Place of origin: Taiwan
Importer: 旺根有限公司
Net weight: 300 grams
Best-before date: 09.08.2019
Non-compliant test parameters: Sodium
Detected content: 960mg/100g
Declared content: 190mg/50g  (i.e. 380mg/100g)
Sampling location: A market stall in Tsuen Wan
Remarks: 1. The CFS has urged the trade to stop selling the incriminated batch of the affected product.
2. Prosecution will be instituted should there be sufficient evidence.
3. The CFS is tracing the distribution of the affected product.
4. According to Section 61 of the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Cap 132), if any person falsely describes a food or misleads as to the nature, substance or quality of the food on a label of the food sold by him, he shall be guilty of an offence and be liable to a maximum fine of $50,000 and six months' imprisonment upon conviction.
5. The CFS will inform the trade, continue to follow up on the case and take appropriate action.

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