In the recent years, consumers have higher expectations: good taste, appetizing appearance and high nutrition value. Apart from the traditional mooncakes, there are snowy mooncakes and ice-cream mooncakes that have won the hearts of many young people and children. The ingredients also come with a large variety from the lotus seed paste, egg yolk, bean paste, to chocolate, coffee or even bird nest flavours.

Due to the absence of a high-temperature treatment during the manufacturing process, snowy and ice-cream mooncakes tend to pose a higher microbiological risk than traditional mooncakes. Hence, strict hygiene and stringent temperature control are necessary during processing, transportation and storage to prevent contamination and growth of bacteria.

Following are some safety tips for consumers who purchase and consume snowy or ice-cream mooncakes:

Moreover, consumers are advised to eat mooncakes in moderation as most of these cakes are rich in sugar and fat. Patients with chronic illnesses should consult dieticians before eating mooncakes.