Prepackaged Cracker sample in breach of food labelling regulation

Product name:

CEO House High Calcium Soda Crackers (Wasabi Flavour)


CEO House

Place of origin:



Foon Tai Trading Co., Ltd.

Net weight:

270 grams

Best-before date:

August 12, 2022

Non-compliant test parameters:

One permitted food additive Tertiary butylhydroquinone was not declared on the product's food label

Detected content:

100 ppm

Declared content:

Tertiary butylhydroquinone undeclared

Sampling location:

A Supermarket in 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 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/ Monday, October 4, 2021