Prepackaged Tomato Puree not in compliance with nutrition label rules

Product name:

Essential Waitrose Tomato Puree (200g)


Essential Waitrose

Place of origin:



PARKnSHOP (HK) Limited

Net weight:

200 g

Best-before date:

October 28, 2020

Non-compliant test parameters


Detected content:

47mg per 100g

Declared content:

20mg per 100g

Sampling location:

A supermarket in Sheung Wan


  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. 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/Thursday, July 18, 2019