Prepackaged Gum sample not in compliance with Food and Drugs (Composition and Labelling) Regulations

Product name:

Extra Professional Apple Lime Flavour Sugarfree Gum


Wrigley's Extra



Net weight:

28 g

Non-compliant test parameter :

No declaration of permitted antioxidant, Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) in ingredient list on the food label

Detected content:

15 ppm of Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), within the legal limit (400 parts per million)

Declared content:

Not Applicable

Sampling location:

A convenience store in Kwun Tong


  1. The CFS has urged the vendor to stop selling the affected batch of the product.
  2. The CFS is tracing the source and distribution of the affected product.
  3. According to Regulation 4A(1) and 5(1AA) of the Food and Drugs (Composition And Labelling) Regulations (Cap 132W), prepackaged food shall be marked and labelled in the manner prescribed in Schedule 3. Any person who advertises for sale, sells or manufactures for sale any prepackaged food which is not marked or labelled in compliance with regulation 4A(1) or 4B(1) commits an offence and is liable to a fine at level 5 and to imprisonment for 6 months.
  4. The CFS will inform the trade, continue to follow up on the case and take appropriate action.

END/ Thursday, April 1, 2021