Prepackaged almond milk not in compliance with nutrition label rules

Product name: TV Almond Milk Sugar-free
Place of origin: Japan


Net Weight: 1000mL
Best-before date: 29/2/2024
Non-compliant test parameters: Available carbohydrates and saturated fatty acids
Detected content:

Available carbohydrates: 0.53g per 100mL

Saturated fatty acids: 0.23g per 100mL

Declared content:

Available carbohydrates: 11.5g per 100mL

Saturated fatty acids: 0.11g per 100mL

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 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, 20 2023 (Friday)