Metallic Contamination exceeds legal limit in Potato sample

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Metallic Contaminant name: Cadmium
Detected level: 0.18 parts per million
Maximum Level of Metal: 0.1 parts per million
Sampling location: The CFS took the potato sample at import level


  1. Based on the level of Cadmium detected in the sample, adverse health effects will not be caused under usual consumption.

  2. According to the Food Adulteration (Metallic Contamination) Regulations (Cap 132V), any person who sells food with metallic contamination above the legal limits is liable upon conviction to a fine of $50,000 and imprisonment for six months.

  3. The CFS will follow up on the unsatisfactory result, including tracing the source of the food in question and taking samples for testing.

  4. Investigation is ongoing.

END/Thursday, August 24, 2023