Prepackaged seaweed sample not in compliance with nutrition label rules

Product name: Olive Oil Seasoned Laver
Brand: Dongwon
Place of origin: Korea
Manufacturer: 東遠F&B
Net Weight: 20g
Best-Before date: 2.6.2023
Non-compliant test parameters: Energy, Total Fat, and Saturated Fatty Acids
Detected content: Energy: 568kcal per 100g
Total Fat: 54.7g per 100g
Saturated Fatty Acids: 7.6g per 100g
Declared content: Energy: 15kcal per 5g (300kcal per 100g)
Total Fat: 1g per 5g (20g per 100g)
Saturated Fatty Acids: 0g per 5g (0g per 100g)
Sampling location: An online shop
  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 17, 2022 (Monday)