Prepackaged Malay sponge cake sample not in compliance with nutrition label rules

Product name: Mini Malay Sponge Cake
Brand: Chan Kee Dim Sum
Place of origin: China
Sole Distributor: Chan Kee Foods Limited
Weight: 240g
Use by: 27/6/2022
Non-compliant test parameters: Carbohydrates & Total Fat
Detected content:

Carbohydrates: 55g per 100g

Total Fat: 4.5g per 100g

Declared content:

Carbohydrates: 74g per 100g

Total Fat: 2.2g per 100g

Sampling location: A supermarket in Prince Edward
  1. The “use by date” of the affected batch is Jun 27, 2022, 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 Centre for Food Safety will inform the trade, continue to follow up on the case and take appropriate action.

END/ Aug, 11 2022 (Thursday)