11 Jul – It was reported that Nicholas Tse's cookies have been pulled from shelves following discrepancies in its sugar content.
As reported on HK01, Hong Kong's Centre for Food Safety (CFS) through its random checks recently found that the amount of sugar per 100g of the Chef Nic cookies is five times the original amount stated on its nutrition label, which stated only 3g of sugar per 100g cookies.
It is also said that the CFS is currently investigating the case, and is considering prosecution if there is enough evidence to do so.
On the other hand, Nicholas' side has recently released a statement following the reports to clarify the situation, saying that they have previously submitted samples to a third-party laboratory accredited by the Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS) and the Hong Kong Inspection Agency Accreditation Scheme (HKIAS), and only launched the product after its safety was confirmed.
"For this incident, our company has immediately resubmitted samples to another laboratory for inspection in accordance with the requirements of the Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety. At the same time, in order to avoid consumer concerns, our company has temporarily removed the food from the shelves until the test results are obtained.
"We must emphasise that this is a purely sample survey of the Food Safety Centre of Hong Kong. This is definitely not a problem with the quality of our food safety.
"We hereby promise our supporters and the public that we will continue to produce the highest quality food, share the best taste, and thank you for your continued support!"
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