Pesticide residue exceeds legal limit in prepackaged brown eggs sample

Product name: Yu Pin King Extra Large Brown Eggs
Brand: Yu Pin King
Net weight: 15 pieces
Place of origin: China
Best-before date: September 5, 2023
Pesticide: Chlorpyrifos
Detected level: 0.06 parts per million
Maximum residue limit: 0.01 parts per million
Sampling location: A Supermarket in Fanling
  1. The Centre for Food Safety has instructed the vendor to stop selling the incriminated batch of the affected product.

  2. Any person who imports, manufactures or sells any food not in compliance with the requirements of the Pesticide Residues in Food Regulation (Cap 132CM) concerning pesticide residues commits an offence and is liable to a maximum fine of $50,000 and to imprisonment for six months upon conviction.

  3. Based on the level of Chlorpyrifos detected in the sample, adverse health effects would not be caused under usual consumption.

  4. The Centre for Food Safety will inform the trade, continue to follow up on the unsatisfactory result, including tracing the source of the food in question and taking sample for testing.  

  5. Investigation is ongoing.

END/Wednesday, August 31, 2023