Prepackaged ham sample not in compliance with nutrition label rules

Product name:

French Smoked Cooked Ham with Rind Half Cut


Salaisons Bentz

Place of origin:

France (Packed in Hong Kong)


City Super Ltd

Net weight:


Use-by date:

November 19, 2021

Non-compliant test parameters :

Total Fat and Saturated Fatty Acids

Detected content:

Total Fat: 9.7 g/100g
Saturated Fatty Acids: 3.6 g/100g

Declared content:

Total Fat: 5.5 g/100g
Saturated Fatty Acids: 2 g/100g

Sampling location:

A department store in Central


  1. The “use by date” of the affected batch is November 19, 2021, and the affected batch of the product had been sold out.
  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 continue to follow up on the case and take appropriate action.

END/ December 9, 2021 (Thursday)