Prepackaged Walnuts sample not in compliance with label rules

Product name:

Sunkist Premium Walnuts-dry roasted & light salt (120g)



Place of origin:



Heritage Snacks & Food Co. Ltd



Best-before date:


Non-compliant test parameters:

Sodium (not in compliance with the “Low Sodium” claim Statutory requirement)

Detected content:

150mg per 100g

Declared content:

35mg per 30g (116.7mg per 100g)

Nutrition Claim

Low Salt
Low in Sodium

Statutory Requirement of Low Salt Claim

Not more than 0.12g per 100g
(Not more than 120mg per 100g)

Sampling location:

A department store at Eastern District


  1. The CFS has urged the trade to stop selling affected product with unsatisfactory result of the incriminated batch.
  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/ Oct 26, 2021 (Tuesday)