Prepackaged seaweed sample not in compliance with nutrition label rules

Product name: Bebe Organic Seaweed Laver
Brand: Ivenet
Place of origin: Korea
Distributor: Trey International Co., Ltd.
Quanity: 2g x 10
Best-before date: 28/11/2022
Non-compliant test parameters:

Available Carbohydrates
Saturated Fatty Acids

Detected content:

Available Carbohydrates: Not detected
Saturated Fatty Acids: 3.9g per 100g
Sodium: 1100mg per 100g

Declared content:

Available Carbohydrates: 1g per 2g (50g per 100g)
Saturated Fatty Acids: 0g per 2g (0g per 100g)
Sodium: 10mg per 2g (500mg per 100g)

Sampling location: A supermarket in Central & Western District
  1. The Centre for Food Safety has urged the vendors concerned 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 Centre for Food Safety will inform the trade, continue to follow up on the case and take appropriate action.

END/ October 10, 2022 (Monday)