Job offersmore »

Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

  • No news has been published yesterday.

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »

Hong Kong: Residue in prepackaged British Cucumber

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department on July 5 announced that a pre-packaged cucumber sample was found to have pesticide residues at a level exceeding the legal limit. The CFS is following up on the case.

Details of the product:
Product: British Cucumber
Place of origin: United Kingdom
Distributor: Marks and Spencer (Asia Pacific) Limited
Best-before date: June 17, 2018

A CFS spokesman said, "The CFS collected the cucumber sample from a supermarket in Tsing Yi for testing under its routine Food Surveillance Programme. The test result showed that the sample contained pymetrozine at a level of 0.5 parts per million, exceeding the maximum residue limit of 0.1 ppm.”

"The CFS has informed the vendor concerned of the irregularity and is tracing the source of the affected product. Based on the level of pesticide residue detected in the sample, adverse health effects would not be caused under usual consumption."

According to, the CFS will alert the trade to the incident and continue to follow up. Investigation is ongoing.

Publication date: 7/9/2018



Other news in this sector:

7/20/2018 US: Food source scares result in increased demand for greenhouse lettuce
7/18/2018 Process solution integrated with Blockchain technology introduced in US
7/17/2018 US: Cyclospora parasite cases linked to McDonald’s salads
7/17/2018 Ireland: Creed launches Food Safety and Food Authenticity Strategy
7/16/2018 US: Pathogen contamination a leading reason for food recalls
7/13/2018 "Baby spinach will be fresher and longer-lasting"
7/11/2018 Carrefour uses blockchain technology for tomatoes
7/11/2018 Europe: Listeria outbreak causes retailers to remove frozen vegetables
7/11/2018 UK: Tomato-throwing yobs injure Southend bus driver
7/10/2018 Russia bans import of strawberry seedlings from two Dutch nurseries
7/3/2018 UK woman finds frog in her lettuce
7/3/2018 US: More people confirmed with parasites linked to Del Monte vegetables
6/27/2018 Trump wants single federal food safety agency put under USDA
6/26/2018 US: GlobalGAP supports stakeholders to meet FSMA requirements
6/26/2018 US: What is considered a farm under the FSMA Produce Safety Rule?
6/21/2018 Innovative approach to sterilising process water for ready-to-eat salads
6/21/2018 Preventing E.coli O157 outbreaks in leafy vegetables
6/19/2018 EU announces creation of common quality control protocol
6/18/2018 Ireland: PhD to ensure safer food supply chains
6/18/2018 US: Delta Airlines passenger wins battle over $500 apple