Prepackaged chocolate not in compliance with nutrition label rules

Product name:

Zaini Chocolate Santa Claus



Place of origin:


Distributor /Manufacturer :

Distributor: Ceres Resources (Hong Kong) Limited

Net weight:

60 grams per bag

Best-before date:


Non-compliant test parameters :


Detected content:

88 mg per 100g

Declared content:

56 mg per 100g

Sampling location:

A supermarket in Quarry bay


  • The CFS has urged the trade to stop selling the affected 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 15, 2018