Prepackaged chocolate not in compliance with nutrition label rules

Product name:

Cadbury Old Gold Dark Chocolate 70% Cocoa



Place of origin:


Distributor /Manufacturer :

Importer: Mondelez Hong Kong Limited

Net weight:

200 grams per pack

Best-before date:

October 15, 2018

Non-compliant test parameters :


Detected content:

11 mg per 100g

Declared content:

3 mg per 100g

Sampling location:

A supermarket in Mongkok


  • The CFS has urged the trade to stop selling and removing from shelves the incriminated batch of the affected product.
  • Prosecution will be instituted should there be sufficient evidence.
  • The CFS is tracing the distribution of the affected product.
  • 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.
  • The CFS will inform the trade, continue to follow up on the case and take appropriate action.

END/Tuesday, May 8, 2018