Consumer Council of Hong Kong advises against consumption of pastries, puffs and egg tarts

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17th June 2019 – (Hong Kong) Consumer Council of Hong Kong conducted tests on 75 types of non-prepackaged food including baked seafood soup with puff pastry, cookies, Chinese puff, egg tarts and flaky Chinese Pastry.

Test results showed that most of the samples contained high fat level. If you drink a 200 ml cup of unsweetened milk tea and eat a 106 gram of chicken pie for breakfast, the total trans fat intake will be 0.82 gram. Your body will have already reached the maximum cap of 37% trans fat intake allowed per day. If you go for high tea and drink another similar 200 ml cup of unsweetened milk tea and eat another 67 gram of egg tart, the total trans fat intake will be an additional 0.356 gram i.e. 16% of the maximum cap allowed per day. If you combine the total trans fat intake, it would exceed 50% of the maximum cap allowed.

Over consumption of trans fat will increase bad cholesterols in our body resulting in heart diseases. Consumers are advised to abstain from consuming fried food, puffs and pastries.