Prepackaged Potato Chip not in compliance with food label rules

Product name:

Nong Shim Sumi Honey Mustard Flavor Potato Chip (85g)


Nong Shim Sumi

Place of origin:




Net weight:


Best before date:

14 Jan, 2019

Non-compliant test parameters:

Breach of food labelling regulations (not declaring the sweeteners, Sucralose & Steviol Glycosides, on the food label)

Detected content:

Permitted sweeteners, Sucralose & Steviol Glycosides, detected

Declared content:

Not applicable

Sampling location:

A supermarket in Kowloon Tong


  1. The CFS has urged the trade to stop selling the incriminated batch 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 including sweeteners in the list of ingredients on the food labels. 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/ Tuesday, March 5, 2019