Prepackaged Frozen Confection not in compliance with Food and Drugs (Composition and Labelling) Regulations

5 February 2021
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Product name:

Cornetto Royale Chocoluv

Brand:

“Walls”

Place of origin:

Thailand

Manufacturer :

Unilever Thai Holdings Limited

Net weight:

135mL per piece

Best-before date:

15.7.2021

Non-compliant test parameters :

One permitted colouring matters Carmoisine was not declared on the product's food label

Detected content:

Colouring matters Carmoisine were detected

Declared content:

Not applicable

Sampling location:

A cold store at Kwai Chung

Remarks:

  1. The affected batch of the product is being kept in cold store and has not entered the market.
  2. Prosecution will be instituted should there be sufficient evidence.
  3. According to Regulation 4A(1) and 5(1AA) of the Food and Drugs (Composition And Labelling) Regulations (Cap 132W), prepackaged food shall be marked and labelled in the manner prescribed in Schedule 3. Any person who advertises for sale, sells or manufactures for sale any prepackaged food which is not marked or labelled in compliance with regulation 4A(1) or 4B(1) commits an offence and is liable to a fine at level 5 and to imprisonment for 6 months.
  4. The CFS will inform the Thai authorities of the incident.
  5. The CFS will inform the concerned importer and continue to follow up on the case and take appropriate action.

Reprinted from HKSAR Government:
https://www.cfs.gov.hk/english/unsat_samples/20210205_8499.html