Metallic contaminant exceeds legal limit in prepackaged dried lily sample

Food name:

精選蘭州百合 (Not available in English)


樓上 (Not available in English)

Place of origin:


Net weight:

303 grams

Best-before date:

March 31, 2025
Metallic contaminant:


Detected level:

After considering the factor for dried food, the sample contained Cadmium at a level of 0.125 parts per million.

Maximum level of metal:

0.05 parts per million

Sampling location:

A retail outlet in Tsing Yi


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

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

  3. Based on the level of Cadmium detected in the sample, risk assessment showed that 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 affected product.
  5. Investigation is ongoing.

END/ Wednesday, May 23, 2024