POST Brand Breakfast Cereals Sample from Canada Detected With Antioxidant, Butylated Hydroxytoluene Exceeding Hong Kong’s Legal Limit


Ref. N° : 021/DSA/2022

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

Questionable food productsFood name: Shredded Wheat Big Biscuit Cereal
Brand: POST
Place of origin: Canada
Net weight: 425 grams
Durability Indication/ Lot CodeBest before date: February 22, 2023
SourceHong Kong Centre for Food Safety (CFS)
Reasons for Issuing AlertThe Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety (CFS) announced that breakfast cereals  sample contained butylated hydroxytoluene at a level of 500 parts per million, exceeding the Hong Kong’s legal limit of 100 parts per million.
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 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