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Food safety briefing held

The Centre for Food Safety has conducted a briefing session for the food trade to explain the requirements of the Food Safety Ordinance and the Food Safety Order issued following the Taiwan "substandard lard" incident.

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Chinese medicine probe launched

A registered Chinese medicine practitioner is under investigation for illegal possession of a Part I poison, the Department of Health says.

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Woman ill with Legionnaires' disease

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a case of Legionnaires' disease involving a 77-year-old woman who is in stable condition.

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HK Week set for Taipei

Hong Kong Week 2014, an annual cultural exchange event with Taiwan, will be held in Taipei on October 17. It will feature a host of programmes offering Taiwan viewers a close look at the essence and spirit of Hong Kong culture.

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Rent for new estate set

The rent for the new Shui Chuen O Estate in Sha Tin has been set at $68.40 per square metre per month, the Housing Authority announces.

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Shek Kip Mei Library opens

Shek Kip Mei Public Library has officially opened, offering a host of library services to residents of Sham Shui Po District.

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Causeway Bay restaurant closed

The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department has ordered a Causeway Bay restaurant to suspend business for two weeks for illegally extending its business area.

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Edible oil laws to be tightened

Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says it is time to tighten regulations covering cooking oil, as the recent incident involving imports of tainted lard from Taiwanese firm Chang Guann has sparked public concern over the safety of edible oil.

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Gov't to regulate edible oil

Preliminary legislative proposals have been developed to govern the safety of edible oil and the recycling of used cooking oil.

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Foods pass listeria checks

One-hundred samples of ready-to-eat food with a long shelf life have passed Centre of Food Safety tests for listeria.

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Ko Wing-man to attend APEC meeting

Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man will attend the 3rd Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation Ministerial Meeting on Food Security in Beijing on September 19.

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Grave-sweeping advisory issued

The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department has called on grave-sweepers to take proper care of gravesites during next month's Chung Yeung Festival.

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Home Affairs chief to visit Korea

Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing will travel to Korea from September 19 to 23, to attend the 17th Asian Games and meet Korean officials.

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Smoked trout alert issued

The Centre for Food Safety urges people not to consume a kind of pre-packed frozen smoked trout from Britain possibly contaminated with Clostridium botulinum bacteria due to defects in its vacuum packaging procedure.

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Woman arrested for illegal drug sale

The Department of Health and Police officers have arrested a 28-year-old woman for the illegal sale of a Part I poison and unregistered pharmaceutical product during a raid at a Kwai Chung retail shop.

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Typhoon relief fund to open

Local farmers who suffered losses due to Typhoon Kalmaegi can register with the Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department from September 17 to 25 for assistance from an emergency relief fund.

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Man ill with Legionnaires' disease

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a case of Legionnaires' disease that has left a 57-year-old man in critical condition.

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Safe cycling campaign begins

The Police will launch a week-long campaign from September 17 to promote safe cycling and have vowed to take tough action against cycling offenders.

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Unregistered drug probe

The Department of Health is investigating a listed Chinese medicine practitioner for suspected illegal possession of Part I poisons and unregistered pharmaceutical products.

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Slimming product alert issued

The Department of Health urges people not to buy or consume a slimming product called Slim Perfect Legs, as it contains an undeclared and banned ingredient that poses health risks.

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