Cheese sample not in compliance with label rules

Product name:

Perfect Italiano Parmesan (125g)


Perfect Italiano

Place of origin:



Fonterra Brands (Australia) Pty Ltd.

Net weight:

125 grams

Best-before date:

Oct 20, 2021

Non-compliant test parameters:

One permitted preservative Sorbic acid was not declared on the product's food label

Detected content:

17 ppm

Declared content:

Sorbic acid undeclared

Sampling location:

A Supermarket in North Point


  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 Sec. 2(5) to Schedule 3 to Food and Drugs (Composition and Labelling) Regulations (Cap. 132W), if any person sells prepackaged food containing undeclared additive, 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/ Tuesday May 4, 2021