December 1, 2011

 

Food safety group finds illicit preservative in HK beef

 

 

The Centre for Food Safety has tested eight fresh beef samples in Hong Kong and all results have failed safety quality.

 

Of the 183 food samples taken in September and October, the beef was found to contain a preservative not permitted in fresh, chilled or frozen meat.

 

The samples contained sulphur dioxide at levels ranging from 33 to 1,500 parts per million.

 

The centre has collected follow-up samples and issued warning letters to the shop operators.