Excessive pesticide residues found in mango sample

Food name:


Pesticide name:



Detected level:

0.35 parts per million

0.35 parts per million

Maximum residue limit:

0.2 parts per million

0.2 parts per million

Sampling location:

An On-line shop


  1. Generally speaking, rinsing fruit thoroughly under running water can reduce the level of pesticide residues. To further reduce the intake of pesticide residues, the fruit can be peeled.
  2. Any person who imports, manufactures or sells any food not in compliance with the requirements of the Pesticide Residues in Food Regulation (Cap 132CM) concerning pesticide residues commits an offence and is liable to a maximum fine of $50,000 and to imprisonment for six months upon conviction.
  3. The CFS will follow up on the unsatisfactory result, including tracing the source and distribution of the food in question and taking samples for testing so as to safeguard public health.
  4. Investigation is ongoing.

END/Thursday, July 12, 2018