Over-packaging of gift boxes takes the cake

Hu Min
Four brands were named by the city's market watchdog on Sunday after their mooncake gift boxes were suspected of being over-packaged based on preliminary checks.
Hu Min
Over-packaging of gift boxes takes the cake

Officials carry out an inspection.

Over-packaging of gift boxes takes the cake

Officials check the ratio of mooncakes and packaging.

Four brands were named by the city's market watchdog on Sunday after their mooncake gift boxes were suspected of being over-packaged based on preliminary checks.

The four were Godiva, Venchi, Chua Lam's Dim Sum and Kwei Mun Lung, according to the Shanghai Administration for Market Regulation.

Further tests and investigation is underway.

The number of layers of packaging as well as the ratio of empty space inside boxes are the major criteria in determining excessive packaging, according to China's national standard on packaging of food, which was implemented in 2010.

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