December 1, 2022

The Center for Food Safety in Hong Kong received a report that mercury was found in the tuna used in Sushi food sold by several Sushi outlets .

The mercury-containing tuna in sushi was found at three Japanese food outlets in Tsuen Wan, Tsim Sha Tsui and Sha Tin. Based on the permitted provisions, the mercury content is 0.5 ppm (parts per million).

At Sushi Express outlets, a Taiwanese company found mercury content of 1.66 ppm, Flame Japanese Cuisine restaurant found 1ppm, and Sushi Tokumi found 0.79 mercury.

Reported by The Standard, Friday (29/3/2019), the three restaurants have stopped selling sushi containing tuna.

Mercury is an iron content that can affect the human nervous system, especially in brain development, in addition to affecting vision, hearing, memory, memory and body muscle coordination.

Under applicable law, brands selling food containing mercury in excess of the prescribed limit are fined HK$50,000 and 6 months in prison.

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