Coliform bacteria exceeds legal limit in Raw Milk sample

Food name:

Raw Milk

Bacteria name:

Coliform bacteria

Detected level:

Coliform bacteria in 1/1000th (0.001) of a millilitre is Present

Maximum limit:

No any Coliform bacteria in 1/1000th (0.001) of a millilitre

Sampling location:

The CFS collected the Raw Milk sample at import level.


  1. According to the Milk Regulation (Cap 132 AQ), raw milk is required to be heat treated before sale, the level of coliform bacteria in the final products will be greatly reduced.
  2. The affected product is being kept in the concerned milk factory and has not entered the market.
  3. The CFS will follow up on the unsatisfactory result, including tracing the source of the food in question.
  4. Investigation is ongoing.

END/Saturday March 13, 2021