Rice Cake sample not in compliance with nutrition label rules

Product name:

Songhak Sliced Rice Cake



Place of origin:

South Korea


Songhak Food Company

64 Unjeong 4(sa)-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Net weight:

1 kilogram

Best-before date:

April 11, 2021

Non-compliant test parameters:


Detected content:

220mg per 100g

Declared content:

130mg per 100g

Sampling location:

A supermarket at Causeway Bay


  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. 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.
  4. The CFS will inform the trade, continue to follow up on the case and take appropriate action.

END/ January 4, 2021 (Monday)