Prepackaged shrimp noodles sample in breach of food labelling regulation

Issue Date 3.9.2021
Source of Information

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS)

Food Product

Prepackaged Shrimp Noodles Sample

Product Name and Description

Product Name: Hong Kong Shrimp Flavor Noodle
Brand: Gourmet Alley
Place of origin: Hong Kong
Net weight: 454g per pack

Reason For Issuing Alert
  • The CFS was following up on an earlier relevant incident, the above-mentioned product sample was collected from a supermarket in Sham Shui Po for testing. The test result showed that the sample contained sulphur dioxide. Although the sulphur dioxide level is below the maximum permitted level under the Preservatives in Food Regulation (Cap 132 BD), the functional class and name of the additive were not declared on the food label of the sample.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
  • The CFS has informed the vendor concerned and the manufacturer which produced the shrimp noodles of the irregularities, and instructed the vendor concerned to stop sale and remove from shelves the affected product. The manufacturer concerned has initiated a recall according to the CFS' instructions.
  • The CFS will alert the trade, continue to follow up on the incident and take appropriate action. Investigation is ongoing.
Advice to the Trade
  • The trade should also stop using or selling the products concerned immediately if they possess them.
Advice to Consumers
  • Do not to consume the affected product if they have bought any.
  • Members of the public may call the manufacturer hotline at 5628 8168 during office hours for enquiries about the recall.
Further Information

The CFS press release

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department