Preservative exceeds legal limit in Vanilla Ice Cream sample
||Vanilla Ice Cream
||354 parts per million
|Maximum permitted level:
||300 parts per million
||A Frozen Confection Factory in Kwai Chung
- The Centre for Food Safety has instructed the vendor to stop selling the affected product.
- According to the Preservatives in Food Regulation (Cap 132BD), any person who sells food with preservative above the legal limit may be prosecuted and is liable to a maximum fine of $50,000 and six months' imprisonment upon conviction.
- Based on the level of Benzoic Acid detected in the sample, adverse health effects would not be caused under usual consumption.
- The Centre for Food Safety will continue to follow up on the unsatisfactory result, including tracing the source of the food in question.
- Investigation is ongoing.
END/Tuesday, October 17, 2022