Prepackaged cookies not in compliance with food label rules

Product name:

Passion Fruit and Mango Cookies


Blesscuit Bakery

Place of origin:

Hong Kong


Blesscuit Limited

Net weight:

8 pieces

Best before date:

26 April, 2019

Non-compliant test parameters:

Sodium & Dietary Fibre

Detected content:

Sodium:  130mg /100g

Dietary Fibre:  2g /100g

Declared content:

Sodium:  45mg /100g

Dietary Fibre:  4.9g /100g

Sampling location:

A cookies shop in Admiralty


  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/ Monday, March 25, 2019