Abalone fried rice without abalone (鮑魚炒飯變螺肉) = HK$5,000 penalty
Does it matter to you when you as a customer finds your plate of food does not match with what you order?
What is the consequence of f&b operators selling a false advertising to their customers in Hong Kong?
A restaurant at Kwai Chung, Hong Kong replaced abalone with conch – another type of mollusk in its fried rice dish. The restaurant got caught and was found guilty of violating food descriptions. It was fined HK$5, 000 for providing wrong information that mislead their customers by court yesterday.
Sale of Goods Ordinance
The Sale of Goods Ordinance provides that any goods sold must correspond to their samples and descriptions which are provided by their sellers and/or printed on their packages.
Since the commencement of the Ordinance in July 2013, some of the restaurants within the f&b industry have attached great importance that it is marked on the menu, such as “imitation abalone” and so on.
Hong Kong Food Paradise
Hong Kong has long been known as “Food Paradise”, our food and beverages business earns its fame by providing a variety of quality foods and drinks. Even though some of our local-made food is not very expensive; they are tasty and use “real” ingredients in most cases for cooking.
To uphold your reputation and good-will to customers, Lacrucci suggests our F&B operators to be alerted to the case of vigilance and make use of the government’s guidelines.
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