Smoked Salmon not in compliance with nutrition label rules

27 April 2021
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Product name:

HUON Salmon Tasmanian Cold Smoked Salmon (100g)

Brand:

HUON

Place of origin:

Australia

Manufacturer:

Huon Aquaculture Company Pty Ltd

Net weight:

100 grams

Best-before date:

23 March 2021

Non-compliant test parameters:

Sodium

Detected content:

1600mg/100g

Declared content:

1000mg/100g

Sampling location:

A department store at Sha Tin District

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. 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.
  4. The CFS will inform the trade, continue to follow up on the case and take appropriate action

Reposted from HKSAR Government webpage:
https://www.cfs.gov.hk/english/unsat_samples/20210427_8635.html