Bottle drink not in compliance with food label rules

Product name:

Kirin Supplement apple 500ml PET



Place of origin:



Kirin Beverage Company, Limited

Net weight:


Best-before date:


Non-compliant test parameters:


Detected content:

3.5 g/100 ml

Declared content:

0 g/100 ml

Sampling location:

A retail shop in Tsuen Wan


  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. 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/Tuesday, March 19, 2019