Coliform bacteria exceeds legal limit in Frozen Confections sample

Product name:

LUMI Vanilla (Frozen Confection) (125mL)



Place of origin:


Plant Name and address

STORK D.O.O. at Cesta K Tamu 11, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia


Gainly Enterprise Limited

Net weight:

768 kgs

Best-before date:


Non-compliant test parameters:

Contains more than 100 coliform bacteria per gram

Detected content:

5 samples from the same batch contain 2100 to 2500 coliform bacteria per gram

Sampling location:

A cold store at Kwai Chung


  1. The affected batch of the products are being kept in cold store and have not entered the market.
  2. Under the Frozen Confections Regulation (Cap 132AC), frozen confection for sale should not contain more than 100 coliform bacteria per gram. The maximum penalty for offenders is a fine of $10,000 and three months' imprisonment upon conviction. 
  3. CFS will temporarily suspended the permission to import for sale of the product concerned granted earlier to the importer.
  4. The CFS will inform the Slovenia authorities of the incident.
  5. The CFS has informed the importer, continue to follow up on the case and take appropriate action.

END/Monday, April 20, 2020