High level of trans fat detected in pie/pastry/cake/cookie samples from Lady M, Saint Honore etc by Consumer Council

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17th June 2019 – (Hong Kong) We reported in an article today that Consumer Council of Hong Kong advised the public to consume less pastries and puffs after conducting tests on 75 non-prepackaged food samples.

Consumer Council of Hong Kong found that almost half of the samples reached ‘high fat’ level. A total fat of 20 gram was found in each 100 gram sample. Food tested included  baked seafood soup with puff pastry, cookies and chicken pies.

Amongst cookie/cake samples, 6 types of cookies were found to contain 0.9g of trans fat per 100 gram sample, 8 types of cakes were found to contain 0.41gram trans fat per 100 gram sample while each tart/pie/pastry was found to contain 0.49 gram trans fat per 100 gram.

Cakes from Maria’s Bakery, Saint Honore Cake Shop and Lady M (Mile Crepe cake) contained the highest level of trans fat. Each 100 gram sample contained 1.1g, 0.62g and 0.56g of trans fat respectively.

Amongst the pie/tarts/pastry samples, chicken pie sample was found to contain the highest level of trans fat with 0.65g found per 100 gram sample.

Out of all food samples, baked seafood soup with puff pastry was found to contain the highest level of trans fat.