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:

January 8, 2019

Non-compliant test parameters :


Detected content:

11 mg per 100g

Declared content:

3 mg per 100g

Sampling location:

A supermarket in Mongkok


  1. The CFS has urged the trade to stop selling and removing from shelves all batches of the affected product.
  2. Prosecution will be instituted should there be sufficient evidence.
  3. The CFS is tracing the distribution of the affected product.
  4. 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.
  5. The CFS will inform the trade, continue to follow up on the case and take appropriate action.

END/Thursday, May 31, 2018