Cheese sample not in compliance with nutrition label rules

Product name:

Sargento Parmesan Shredded Parmesan Natural Cheese (Fine Cut) (141g)



Place of origin:



Sargento Foods Inc.

Net weight:

141 grams

Use by date:

30 August 2021

Non-compliant test parameter:

Trans fatty acids

Detected content:


Declared content:


Sampling location:

A department store at Eastern District


  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/Monday, May 10, 2021