Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has warned residents to reduce their intake of high-fat foods such as spreads. Photo: Shutterstock
Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has warned residents to reduce their intake of high-fat foods such as spreads. Photo: Shutterstock

Carcinogen found in 94 per cent of margarine and spreads containing vegetable oils, Hong Kong consumer watchdog warns

  • Earth Balance Original Buttery Spread brand detected with highest level of glycidol at 1,500μg/kg, exceeding the 1,000μg/kg maximum EU standard
  • Consumer Council urges buyers to reduce intake of high-fat products such as margarine and butter, as well as to properly read packaging labels

Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has warned residents to reduce their intake of high-fat foods such as spreads. Photo: Shutterstock
Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has warned residents to reduce their intake of high-fat foods such as spreads. Photo: Shutterstock
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