Boxed cod not in compliance with nutrition label rules

Product name:

Birds Eye breaded cod


Birds Eye

Place of origin:

United Kingdom


The Dairy Farm Company Limited

Net weight:


Best-before date:

July 31, 2019

Non-compliant test parameters


Detected content:

2.7g per 100g

Declared content:

0.7g per 100g

Sampling location:

A supermarket in Causeway Bay


  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/Friday, July 5, 2019