Prepackaged Seaweed sample not in compliance with nutrition label rules
||Roasted Nori Onigiri 1/3 Cut
|Place of origin:
||Yamamoto-Noriten Co. Ltd.
|Non-compliant test parameters:
||Energy and Available Carbohydrates
Energy: 316kcal per 100g
Available Carbohydrates: 15.8g per 100g
Energy: 193kcal per 100g
Available Carbohydrates: 33.2g per 100g
||A supermarket in Wan Chai 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/ Oct 14, 2022 (Friday)