Metal contamination exceeds legal limit in mud crab sample

Product name:

Mud crab

Place of Origin:

Sri Lanka

Metallic contaminant:

Detected level: 3.26 parts per million
Maximum legal limit: 2 parts per million
Sampling location:

The CFS took the mud crab sample at import level


  1. The CFS has instructed the importer to stop selling the affected product.
  2. According to the Food Adulteration (Metallic Contamination) Regulations (Cap 132V), any person who sells food with metallic contamination above the legal limit may be prosecuted and is liable upon conviction to a fine of $50,000 and imprisonment for six months.
  3. The CFS will follow up on the unsatisfactory result, including tracing the source of the food in question and taking samples for testing.
  4. Investigation is ongoing.

END/ Tuesday November 16, 2021