Deep-fried pork skin sample detected with non-permitted preservative

Food name:

Deep-fried pork skin


Sulphur dioxide

Detected level:

54 parts per million

Maximum permitted level:

Not permitted

Sampling location:

A market stall at Central and Western District


  1. The CFS has instructed the vendors to stop selling the affected product.

  2. According to the Preservatives in Food Regulation (Cap 132BD), sulphur dioxide is not permitted to be added in processed meat products in whole pieces or cuts. An offender is subject to a fine of $50,000 and six months' imprisonment upon conviction.

  3. The CFS will continue to follow up on the unsatisfactory result, including tracing the source of the food in question.

  4. Investigation is ongoing.

END/ Tuesday, May 17, 2022