Prepackaged dried figs sample not in compliance with nutrition label rules

Product name:

Seeberger Dried Figs



Place of origin:



Seeberger GmbH

Net weight:

200 grams

Best-before date:

October 16, 2020

Non-compliant test parameters:


Detected content:

110 milligrams per 100g

Declared content:

44 milligrams per 100g

Sampling location:

A Supermarket in Kennedy Tow


  1. The CFS has urged the trade to stop selling 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/Friday, April 3, 2020