Mini jelly cups containing konjac are small confectionery products often sold in multi-packs. These mouth-sized jelly cups are no more than 45mm in height and width. Mini jelly cups are available in a variety of flavours and may contain a hard centre such as dried fruit.
Konjac is a binding food additive that comes from the root of the konnyaku plant. When eaten, it does not dissolve easily. Konjac is also known as:
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If swallowed whole, mini jelly cups that contain konjac can lodge in the throat and restrict air supply.
Consumer Protection Notice No. 2 of 2004 prescribes requirements of this ban. This ban was declared on 13 April 2004.
The ban applies to all mini jelly cups that:
Importing mini jelly cups that contain konjac and have a height or width smaller than or equal to 45mm is also banned under the Customs Act 1901.
Under the ACL supply includes:
This ban applies to anyone in the business of mini jelly cups containing konjac, including:
For complete information about the ban on mini jelly cups containing konjac, we strongly advise you to read Consumer Protection Notice No. 2 of 2004.
Suppliers can face heavy fines and recalls of non-compliant products if they trade in these banned products. For more details, view Penalties and consequences.