Rice dumplings pass food safety tests
100 dumpling samples were tested.
According to the Centre for Food Safety, all rice dumpling samples tested under a seasonal food surveillance project have passed.
The centre collected 100 dumpling samples of different types and flavours from restaurants, food factories and other retail outlets for microbiological and chemical analyses.
Chemical analysis tests for colouring matters, preservatives, metallic contamination and pesticides, while microbiological analysis covers pathogenic bacteria.
The centre reminds people to be cautious when purchasing, storing, preparing and cooking rice dumplings, a popular food during the Tuen Ng Festival, to reduce the risk of contracting food-borne diseases.