Excessive metallic contaminant found in dried lily bulb sample
|Source of Information
Centre for Food Safety (CFS)
Prepackaged dried lily bulb
|Product Name and Description
Product name: Dried lily bulb
|Reason For Issuing Alert
The CFS collected the above-mentioned sample at a retail outlet in Tai Po for testing under its routine Food Surveillance Programme. The test result showed that the sample contained cadmium at a level of 1.1 parts per million (ppm). After applying the conversion factors for dried foods as recommended by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the reported cadmium level for the dried lily bulb sample was 0.45ppm, exceeding the legal limit of 0.1ppm.
Based on the level of cadmium detected in the sample, adverse health effects will not be caused under usual consumption.
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
The CFS will alert the trade, continue to follow up on the incident and take appropriate actions.
Investigation is ongoing.
|Advice to the Trade
Stop using or selling the affected batch of the product immediately.
|Advice to Consumers
Stop eating the affected batch of the product.
Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department