The Center for Food Safety of Hong Kong received reports that mercury was found in tuna which is used in Sushi food sold by several Sushi outlets.
Tuna that contains mercury in sushi food was found in three Japanese food outlets in Tsuen Wan, Tsim Sha Tsui and Sha Tin. Based on the conditions permitted for mercury content that is 0.5 ppm (parts per million).
At the Sushi Express store, a Taiwanese company found mercury content of 1.66 ppm, at Flame Japanese Cuisine restaurant found a content of 1ppm, and at Tokumi Sushi found 0.79 mercury content.
Reported by The Standard, Friday (3f29l2019), the three restaurants have stopped selling sushi containing tuna.
Mercury is a content of bert iron which can affect the human nervous system, especially in brain development, in addition to affecting vision, hearing, memory and coordinating the body’s muscles.
Under applicable law, brands that sell food containing mercury exceeding the speciﬁed limit are ﬁned HK $ 50,000 and imprisoned for 6 months.