Prepackaged chocolate sample not in compliance with nutrition label rules

Product name:

ROYCE Pure Chocolate - Venezuela Bitter 20pcs
Brand: ROYCE
Place of origin:




640-15 Bitoe, Tobetsu-cho, Ishikari-gun, Hokkaido 061-3775 Japan

Net weight:

100 grams

Best-before date:

May 15, 2022

Non-compliant test parameters:


Detected content:

9 mg /100g

Declared content:

4 mg /100g

Sampling location:

A supermarket in Causeway Bay

  1. The CFS has urged the trade to stop selling the incriminated batch of the affected product. 
  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/ Mar, 15 2022 (Tuesday)