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Consumer Council|Lobster balls are all free of lobster, Tak Cheong fish ball powder, a maximum of 29 pieces of mercury per week is over the limit

2022-01-17T02:11:58.532Z

Making a side stove is a favorite activity of Hong Kong people, among which the pills are indispensable. The Consumer Council tested 24 prepackaged and 36 non-prepackaged meatballs and found that no crustacean was found in all 10 lobster ball samples.



Making a side stove is a favorite activity of Hong Kong people, among which the pills are indispensable.

The Consumer Council tested 24 prepackaged and 36 non-prepackaged meatballs and found that none of the 10 lobster ball samples were found to have crustacean genes; The Quanji Wanton Noodles Premium Beef Ball with the lowest genetic ratio has only 13% cow genes, and the remaining 87% is chicken genes.


In addition, among the various types of samples, except for Gong Wan, the average sodium content detected in the other four types of samples was higher than 600 mg per 100 g, which is a high-sodium food.

The highest sodium content of all the samples was Chao Cheng Yuan's homemade fish balls, with a content of 1,260 mg per 100 g.

Assuming that there are 5 fish balls in a bowl of fish ball powder, based on the above sample calculation, the sodium content of fish balls alone is 819 mg, which is equivalent to 41% of the daily limit.


The test also found that mercury (mercury) or methylmercury was detected in 6 types of fish balls, 6 types of cuttlefish balls and 3 types of lobster balls.

If a woman of childbearing age weighing 60 kg eats 29 fish eggs of this type per week, it will exceed the limit.


The Council tested 20 types of beef balls (beef balls and tendon balls), 10 types of pork balls, 10 types of fish balls, 10 types of cuttlefish balls and 10 types of lobster balls.

In terms of genetic testing, all beef ball samples were found to have cow genes. Among them, 3 beef ball samples and 4 beef tendon ball samples, cattle accounted for 100% of the meat animal genes.

However, seven other beef ball samples and one beef tendon ball sample were detected with cattle accounting for less than 50% of meat animal genes, including Shichao D flourless beef tendon balls with chicken genes accounting for 55%, compared to cattle 35% of pigs and 10% of pigs are even higher.

In terms of other balls, the true no-addition cuttlefish balls were found to be all squid genes without any cuttlefish genes.

No crustacean gene was detected in all 10 lobster ball samples, including the iEAT lobster balls whose first ingredient indicated in the ingredient list was lobster.

(Provided by Consumer Council)

In terms of nutritional content, beef balls have the highest average protein content among all kinds of pills, while Niu Wan Ge Niu Jin Wan contains 20.6 grams of protein per 100 grams, which is the highest among all samples, followed by Shengli Beef Balls, which contains 19.3 grams of protein per 100 grams.

In terms of sodium, the CFS recommends that foods containing more than 600 mg of sodium per 100 grams can be regarded as high-sodium foods. Among all types of samples, except for Gong Wan, the other four types of samples are high-sodium foods. Egg samples detected the highest average sodium content.

Among all the samples, the highest sodium content was found in Chao Seng Yuan's hand-made fish ball king, followed by Chao Yuen authentic Teochew noodle beef balls and Happy Boiled Lobster Balls, which were also found to contain 987 mg of sodium per 100 grams; Tai Po Zhen Hing had the lowest sodium content. Meatballs with zero added beef tendon balls.

The World Health Organization recommends that the average adult should not consume more than 2,000 mg of sodium per day. Based on the highest sodium content in Chao Chengyuan, it is estimated that eating one tablet will consume about 163.8 mg of sodium.

In terms of heavy metals, 6 types of fish balls, 6 types of cuttlefish balls and 3 types of lobster balls were all detected with mercury (mercury) or methylmercury.

The Consumer Council pointed out that the fish balls weighed about 13 grams each, and eating one piece would consume about 3.4 micrograms of methylmercury.

In other words, if a woman of childbearing age eats 29 pieces of this type of fish balls per week, it will exceed the limit; if a bowl of fish ball powder contains five pieces of fish balls, eating this type of fish ball powder six times a week will exceed the limit.

In addition, five types of cuttlefish ball samples were detected with cadmium, and the sample with the highest detection amount was Chengzhai Cuttlefish Ball King's signature cuttlefish ball king, which reached 0.18 mg per kilogram.

In addition, two types of beef ball samples were found to have lead, and the sample with the highest detection amount was Chengji Niu Shi Noodle Niu Gen Wan, which reached 0.07 mg per kilogram.

The Consumer Council recommends that as most meatballs are high in sodium and many are high in fat, they should be eaten in moderation to avoid excessive sodium or fat intake.

In addition, meatballs made of marine animals are more likely to be contaminated with heavy metals and should not be eaten uncontrollably. Women of childbearing age should be more careful.

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Source: hk1

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