Metallic contaminant exceeds legal limit in crab sample

Food name: Red Crab
Metallic contaminant: Cadmium
Detected level: 2.6 parts per million
Maximum level of metal: 2.00 parts per million
Sampling location: A market stall in Kwai Tsing District
  1. The Centre for Food Safety has instructed the vendors concerned to stop selling the affected product.  
  2. According to the Food Adulteration (Metallic Contamination) Regulations (Cap 132V), any person who sells food with metallic contamination above the legal limit may be prosecuted and is liable upon conviction to a fine of $50,000 and imprisonment for six months
  3. The Centre for Food Safety will continue to follow up on the unsatisfactory result, including tracing the source of the food in question. Prosecution will be instituted should there be sufficient evidence.
  4. Investigation is ongoing.

END/ October 11, 2022 (Tuesday)