Peanut Butter sample not in compliance with nutrition label rules

5 May 2021
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Product name:

Tesco Smooth Peanut Butter Classic Recipe

Brand:

Tesco

Place of origin:

United Kingdom

Distributor:

CR Vanguard (HK) Co. Ltd.

Net weight:

340 gram

Best-before date:

End Oct, 2021

Non-compliant test parameters:

Sugars

Detected content:

5.4 g per 100g

Declared content:

1.9 g per 100g

Sampling location:

A supermarket at Sheung 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. 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/20210505_8661.html