Prepackaged snowy mooncake not in compliance with Food and Drugs (Composition and Labelling) Regulations

Product name:

“Chui Lau Heung” Mao Shan Wong Durian Snowy Mooncake


Chui Lau Heung

Place of origin:


Distributor / Manufacturer:

Distributor: Fei Fah Novelty Food (H.K.) Limited

Net weight:

150g × 4

Best before date:

Dec 31, 2018

Non-compliant test parameters:

Colouring matters

Detected content:

Permitted colouring matter for food use, Allura Red AC

Declared content:

Contained colouring matter, Allura Red AC which was not declared on the product’s food label

Sampling location:

A retail outlet 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. The Food and Drugs (Composition and Labelling) Regulations (Cap 132W) require that all prepackaged food for sale in Hong Kong should list out the food ingredients in its list of ingredients. The maximum penalty upon conviction is a fine of $50,000 and six months' imprisonment.
  5. The CFS will inform the trade, continue to follow up on the case and take appropriate action.

END / Friday, October 12, 2018