Orange juice sample detected with excessive total bacterial count

Product name:

Orange Juice from concentrate


M&S Food

Place of origin:

United Kingdom
Best-before: End 08/2020


ALF Retail Hong Kong Limited

Suite 1009, Tower 6, The Gateway, TST, Kln, HK


1 Litre

Non-compliant test parameters:

Total Bacterial Count

Detected content:

More than 49,000,000 bacteria per ml

Sampling location:

A shop in Mong Kok


  1. The CFS has instructed the trade to stop selling the incriminated batch of the affected product.
  2. Based on the level of total bacterial count detected in the sample, adverse health effects would not be caused under usual consumption.
  3. The CFS will inform the trade, continue to follow up on the unsatisfactory result, including tracing the source of the food in question so as to safeguard public health.
  4. Investigation is ongoing.

END/ Monday, June 15, 2020