Prepackaged Vegetable with Olive sample not in compliance with Food and Drugs (Composition and Labelling) Regulations

Product name:

Vegetable with Olive
Brand: Min Hong
Place of origin: Hong Kong
Manufacturer: MIN HONG FOODS CO., LTD
Net Weight: 210g
Best-before date: 2/9/2024
Non-compliant test parameters: One permitted preservative Sorbic acid was not declared on ingredient list of food label
Detected content: 150 parts per million (ppm)
Declared content: Not Applicable
Sampling location: A retail shop in Yau Tsim 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 Regulation 4A of the Food and Drugs (Composition and Labelling) Regulations, Cap. 132W, if any person who sells any prepackaged food not marked and labelled in the manner prescribed in Schedule 3, 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/ July, 11 2023 (Tuesday)