Cheese sample detected with excessive total bacterial count

Product name:

Mozzarella Filone (cheese)



Non-compliant test parameters:

Total Bacterial Count
Detected content: 31,000,000 per gram

Sampling location:

A shop in Wan Chai


  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 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, May 3, 2021