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Excessive cadmium found in prepackaged preserved mustard sample
     The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department today (March 29) announced that a prepackaged preserved mustard sample was detected to contain cadmium, a metallic contaminant, exceeding the legal limit. The CFS is following up on the incident.

     Product details are as follows:

Product name: Not available in English
Product brand: FISHERMAN BRAND
Packer: Not available in English
Net weight: 227 grams per pack
Best before date: December 30, 2018
     "The CFS collected the preserved mustard sample from a supermarket in Sham Shui Po for testing under its routine Food Surveillance Programme. The result showed that it contained cadmium at a level of 0.16 parts per million (ppm), exceeding the legal limit of 0.1 ppm," the CFS spokesman said.
     "The CFS has informed the vendor concerned of the irregularity and instructed it to stop sale and remove from shelves the affected batch of the product. The CFS is tracing the source of the affected product," the spokesman added.
     According to the Food Adulteration (Metallic Contamination) Regulations (Cap 132V), any person who sells food with metallic contamination above the legal limits is liable upon conviction to a fine of $50,000 and imprisonment for six months.
     The CFS will alert the trade, continue to follow up on the incident and take appropriate action. Investigation is ongoing.
Ends/Thursday, March 29, 2018
Issued at HKT 17:24
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