Coliform bacteria exceeds legal limit in Frozen Confections sample

Product name:

Annette Raspberry Cheesecake Frozen Confection



Place of origin:


Plant name and address:

Solution Nine Co., Ltd.

523, 524, Moo 8, Puttharaksa Rd., Tay Ban Mai, Mueang Samutprakan, Samutprakan 10280, Thailand


Shopping Bag (Hong Kong) Limited

Net weight:

80g per pack

Best-before date:


Non-compliant test parameters:

Contains more than 100 coliform bacteria per gram

Detected content:

1 sample from the same batch contain 170 coliform bacteria per gram

Sampling location:

The CFS collected the frozen confection sample at import level.


  1. The affected batch of the products is being kept at a cold store in Tsuen Wan and has 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 Thailand authorities of the incident.
  5. The CFS has informed the importer, continue to follow up on the case and take appropriate action.

END/Monday, September 30, 2020