2 Kinds of Plums Sample Were Found to Contain Preservative Sorbic Acid and Sweetener Aspartame Exceeding Macao’s Food Safety Standard


Ref. N° : 007/DSA/2023

Dear Sir/Madam,
Please find the food alert below for further details:

Questionable food products

Brand: Mariani
Net WT: 18 OZ (1.125 LBS)
Place of origin: Product of USA, Chile Or Argentina
Lot: BEST IF USED BY: 05/2024 2325 20:57
Barcode: 071022531117

Product name: Seedless Plum
Brand: Ms. PLUM
Net Weight: 30g
Place of origin: 台灣地區
BEST Before (Y/M/D): EXP 2024.02.16
Barcode: 4718050343010
Manufacturer: Ground Biotech Company Limited


Durability Indication/ Lot CodeSee above.
SourceDepartment of Food Safety, IAM, Macao
Reasons for Issuing AlertThe Mariani PITTED DRIED PLUMS sample contained preservative, sorbic acid, at a level of 652 mg/kg, exceeding limits set in Macao Regulamento Administrativo n.º 7/2019 “Normas relativas à utilização de conservantes e antioxidantes em géneros alimentícios” (Standard for Uses of Preservatives and Antioxidants in Foodstuffs), and Ms. PLUM Seedless Plum sample contained sweetener, aspartame, at a level of 14400 mg/kg, exceeding limits set in Macao Regulamento Administrativo n.º 12/2018 “Normas relativas à utilização de edulcorantes em géneros alimentícios” (Standard for Uses of Sweeteners in Foodstuffs).
Advice to Trade/ Consumer1. Please take necessary actions to ensure all products for sale are fit for human consumption.
2. Do not sell or use the above product.
3. Please visit the Food Safety Information website at https://www.foodsafety.gov.mo for latest information.                 
4. If there are any enquiries, please contact the Department of Food Safety via 28338181.
Municipal Affairs Bureau
Department of Food Safety