Prepackaged seaweed sample not in compliance with nutrition label rules
||Bebe Organic Seaweed Laver
|Place of origin:
||Trey International Co., Ltd.
||2g x 10
|Non-compliant test parameters:
Saturated Fatty Acids
Available Carbohydrates: Not detected
Saturated Fatty Acids: 3.9g per 100g
Sodium: 1100mg per 100g
Available Carbohydrates: 1g per 2g (50g per 100g)
Saturated Fatty Acids: 0g per 2g (0g per 100g)
Sodium: 10mg per 2g (500mg per 100g)
||A supermarket in Central & Western District
- The Centre for Food Safety has urged the vendors concerned to stop selling the incriminated batch of the affected product.
- Prosecution will be instituted should there be sufficient evidence.
- 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.
- The Centre for Food Safety will inform the trade, continue to follow up on the case and take appropriate action.
END/ October 10, 2022 (Monday)