Prepackaged Smoked Cod Liver sample not in compliance with nutrition label rules

Product name:

Smoked Cod Liver in Own Oil



Place of origin:



Eastern Zone Company Limited

Net weight:

120 grams

Best-before date:


Non-compliant test parameter :

Total Fat

Detected content:

Energy: 646kcal/100g
Total Fat: 66.6g/100g
Protein: 4g/100g

Declared content:

Energy: 432kcal/100g
Total Fat: 43g/100g
Protein: 7.4g/100g

Sampling location:

A supermarket 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/ August 27, 2021 (Friday)