29 Sep 2010

Royal jelly company fined $16,000 for false labelling

7:21 pm on 29 September 2010

A company has been fined $16,000 after admitting to falsely labelling imported royal jelly as being made in New Zealand and of high potency.

A Commerce Commission investigation revealed the product, Green Top Royal Jelly, contained less than 0.5% of the active ingredient.

NZ Korea Health Limited claimed that the product contained 6%.

The commission says the company pleaded guilty to nine charges under the Fair Trading Act.

Sang Rae Kim, also known as Jonathan Ken, who was responsible for the false labelling, pleaded guilty to two charges and was fined $12,000.

It is the third time the commission has prosecuted Mr Kim and associated companies for breaching the Fair Trade Act.