Prepackaged Seaweed sample not in compliance with nutrition label rules

Product name: High Quality Stone Seaweed
Brand: EDO Pack
Place of origin: Korea
Sole Agent: Kiu Fung Hong Ltd.
Net weight: 15g
Best-Before date: 12.7.2023
Non-compliant test parameters: Available Carbohydrates
Detected content: 5.6g per 100g
Declared content:

1.2g per 5g (24g per 100g)

Sampling location: A supermarket in Mongkok 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/ Oct 14, 2022 (Friday)