Sample of BROVER PETITES POMMES (Canned cherry apples in syrup) detected with Tin exceeding legal limit

Product name: BROVER PETITES POMMES (Canned cherry apples in syrup)
Place of origin: China
Importer: Classic Fine Foods (Hong Kong) Ltd
Net weight: 820 g
Production date: 26/07/2022
Best-before date: 26/07/2025
Name of Metal: Tin
Detected level:

586 mg/kg

Maximum permitted level: 250 mg/kg
Sampling location: A warehouse in Kwai Chung

1)    The Centre for Food Safety has instructed the importer to stop selling the incriminated batch of the affected product.

2)  According to Cap 132 V (Food Adulteration (Metallic Contamination) Regulations, any person who sells food with above the legal limit may be prosecuted and is liable to a maximum fine of $50,000 and six months' imprisonment upon conviction.

3)    Based on the level of Tin detected in the sample, adverse health effects are unlikely under usual consumption.

4)    The Centre for Food Safety will inform the trade, continue to follow up on the unsatisfactory result, including tracing the source of the food in question and taking sample for testing.

5 )  CFS will inform the importer, continue to follow up and take appropriate action.

6)   Investigation is ongoing.

END/ Tuesday, May 21, 2024