Bottled BBQ Sauce sample not in compliance with nutrition label rules

Product name:

Hak's BBQ Sauce - Thai Chili Tamarind


Hak's BBQ Sauce

Place of origin:



Original Juan Specialty Foods

Net weight:

439 grams

Best-before date:

March 31, 2020

Non-compliant test parameters:


Detected content:

610 milligrams per 100g

Declared content:

323.53 milligrams 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/January, January 3, 2020