Mushrooms Safety

Our mushrooms were tested by Eurofins for heavy metals and pesticides in 2019. All items are below the maximum permitted concentration in Hong Kong.

 

Species   P. ostreatus 410 P. ostreatus 03 P. geesteranus A. aegerita
Heavy Metals Max. permitted concentration (mg/kg)* Measured concentration (mg/kg)
Lead (Pb) 6 <0.05 <0.05 <0.05 <0.005
Cadmium (Cd) 0.1 0.03 0.04 0.08 <0.1
Arsenic (As) 1.4 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.05
Mercury (Hg) 0.5 <0.005 <0.005 <0.005 <0.1
Chromium (Cr) 1 <0.05 <0.05 <0.05 <0.1
Tin (Sn) 230 <0.2 <0.2 <0.2 <0.01
Antimony (Sb) 1 <0.05 <0.05 <0.05 <0.1
Pesticides   Not detected**

* Part V (Food and Drugs) of the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Cap. 132) (Highlights).

** Lists of pesticides SU311 and SU312 from Eurofins.

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