Prepackaged almond milk not in compliance with nutrition label rules (Updated)
||Almond Milk Unsweetened
|Place of origin:
||Earth Selectives Ltd
|Non-compliant test parameters:
||Sodium, calcium, saturated fatty acids and vitamin B2
Sodium: 32mg per 100ml
Calcium: 30mg per 100ml
Saturated fatty acids: 0.95g per 100ml
Vitamin B2: Not detected
Sodium: 6mg per 100ml
Calcium: 111mg per 100ml
Saturated fatty acids: 0.3g per 100ml
Vitamin B2: 0.5mg per 100ml
||A retail shop in Eastern District
The Centre for Food Safety has urged the vendors concerned to stop selling the incriminated batch of the affected product.
- Prosecution will be instituted should there be sufficient evidence.
- 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.
- The Centre for Food Safety will inform the trade, continue to follow up on the case and take appropriate action.
END/ Updated on November, 7 2023 (Tuesday)