Prepackaged almond milk not in compliance with nutrition label rules

Product name: Almond Milk Unsweetened
Brand: 137 Degrees
Place of origin: Thailand

Earth Selectives Ltd.

Net Weight: 1000ml
Best-before date: 17/01/2024
Non-compliant test parameters: Sodium, calcium and saturated fatty acids
Detected content:

Sodium: 56mg per 100ml

Calcium: 38mg per 100ml

Saturated fatty acids: 0.79g per 100ml

Declared content:

Sodium: 6mg per 100ml

Calcium: 111mg per 100ml

Saturated fatty acids: 0.3g per 100ml

Sampling location: A retail shop in Eastern 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 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/ October, 4 2023 (Wednesday)