Metallic contaminant exceeds legal limit in Kudzu

Food name:


Metallic contaminant:

Detected level: 0.15 parts per million
Maximum level of metal: 0.1 parts per million
Sampling location:

A market stall in Sham Shui Po


  1. The CFS has instructed the trade 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. Based on the level of Lead detected in the sample, adverse health effects would not be caused under usual consumption.
  4. The CFS will continue to follow up on the unsatisfactory result, including tracing the source of the food in question and taking sample for testing so as to safeguard public health.
  5. Investigation is ongoing.

END/ Tuesday, February 15, 2022