Prepackaged egg roll sample not in compliance with Food and Drugs (Composition and Labelling) Regulations

Product name:

Butter Egg Roll Egg Puff Flavour

Brand:

LabMa

Place of origin:

Macau

Manufacturer:

Hang Cheong Food Limited

Net Weight:

454g

Best-before date:

04/10/2024

Non-compliant test parameters:

One permitted preservative Sorbic acid was not declared on ingredient list of food label

Detected content:

158.4 parts per million (ppm)

Declared content:

Not Applicable

Sampling location:

A retail shop in Central and Western District

Remarks:
  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 Regulation 4A of the Food and Drugs (Composition and Labelling) Regulations, Cap. 132W, if any person who sells any prepackaged food not marked and labelled in the manner prescribed in Schedule 3, 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 2023 (Friday)