Prepackaged apple crisps sample not in compliance with nutrition label rules

Product name: Apple Crisps
Brand: Snack it
Place of origin: China
Hong Kong Dealer: Bright King Trading International Limited
Net Weight: 50g
Best-Before date: 13.5.2023
Non-compliant test parameters: Sodium
Detected content: 64mg per 100g
Declared content: 19mg per 100g
Sampling location: A supermarket in Hung Hom
  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 20, 2022 (Thursday)