The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) today (September 2) announced the results of a seasonal food surveillance project on mooncakes (first phase). The results of 137 samples tested were all satisfactory.
A spokesman for the CFS said that samples covering traditional, snowy, ice-cream and other types of mooncakes had been collected from various retailers (including online retailers) and food factories for chemical and microbiological tests and nutrition content analysis.
The chemical tests covered colouring matters, preservatives, aflatoxins and metallic contaminants. Microbiological tests covered different pathogens. For nutrition content analysis, the contents of sodium and total fat of the samples were tested to see if they were consistent with the declared values on the nutrition labels.