Prepackaged Cashew and Walnut Mixed Powder sample not in compliance with nutrition label rules

Product name: Cashew and Walnut Mixed Powder
Brand: Green dot dot
Place of origin: Taiwan
Distributor: Organic Gardens International Limited
Net Weight: 400g
Best-before date: 31/5/2025
Non-compliant test parameters:

Total Carbohydrates

Total Fat

Detected content:

Total Carbohydrates: 61.1g per 100g

Total Fat: 26.5g per 100g

Declared content:

Total Carbohydrates: 83.4g per 100g

Total Fat: 4.5g per 100g

Sampling location: A retail shop in Central and Western 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/ March, 22 2024 (Friday)