Canned carbonated drink sample not in compliance with food label rules

Product name:

Volvic Citrusy Lemon & Orange



Place of origin:

United Kingdom


Danone Waters (UK and Ireland) Ltd.

Net weight:


Best-before date:

February 9, 2020

Non-compliant test parameters:


Detected content:

Steviol Glycosides was detected

Declared content:

Steviol Glycosides undeclared

Sampling location:

A retail store in Tseung Kwan O


  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. The Food and Drugs (Composition and Labelling) Regulations (Cap. 132W) require that all prepackaged food for sale in Hong Kong should list out the food ingredients including sweeteners in the list of ingredients on the food labels. The maximum penalty upon conviction is a fine of $50,000 and six months' imprisonment.
  5. The CFS will inform the trade, continue to follow up on the case and take appropriate action.

END/Monday, February 3, 2020