Prepackaged food not in compliance with nutrition label rules

Product name:

CareEZ Senior Deli Clear Thickener

Place of origin:



Carewells Limited

Net volume:


Best-before date:


Non-compliant test parameters:

Sodium Content

Detected content:

1400 mg/100g

Declared content:

831 mg/100g

Sampling location:

A retail outlet in Kwun Tong


  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. The CFS is tracing the distribution of the affected product.
  4. 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.
  5. The CFS will inform the trade, continue to follow up on the case and take appropriate action.

END/ Wednesday, October 27, 2021