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Potential risks of specific food products

CNY items like Poon Choi has complicated production procedures and relatively short in shelf life; improper hygienic practice will lead to food poisoning easily. The quality of raw material is critical as well. There has been reported case for prohibited food additives such as RED 2G in Chinese sausage and red melon seed.




Total Plate Count
Poon Choi, Chinese Pudding, Fried Dumpling < 104 cfu/g
< 20 cfu/g
Staphylococcus Aureus
< 20 cfu/g
Not detected in 25g
Heavy Metal
Candied Vegetables (E.g. Candied Melon, Lotus root) & Raw Materials Please refer to Heavy Metal in Food Regulation in detail.
Benzoic Acid
Dumpling, Candied Vegetables (Candied Melon, Lotus root) & Raw Material 1000 ppm1 / 3000 ppm2
Sulphur Dioxide
100 ppm3 / 500 ppm2
Sorbic Acid
Candied Fruits (Candied Coconut, Kumquat) 1000 ppm
Raw Materials – Egg Yolk, Sausage, Red Melon Seed Not Detected
Red 2G
Alfatoxin Peanut containing product < 200 ppm


  1. Dumpling, Candied Fruit
  2. Candied Vegetables
  3. Candied Fruits

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