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Ice cream fails safety check

A Causeway Bay ice cream vendor faces prosecution after a sample of ice cream was found to contain excessive bacteria.

 

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Support service invites applications

The Integrated Support Service for Persons with Severe Physical Disabilities launches on November 1 and applications will be accepted until January 31 next year, the Social Welfare Department announces.

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18 pools heated all winter

Heated swimming facilities will be provided all winter at 18 public swimming pools, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department announces.

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3 treated for Dengue fever

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating three imported cases of Dengue fever involving a 62-year-old man, his 32-year-old daughter and her34-year-old husband. They are in stable condition.

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WHO Ebola meeting held

Director of Health Dr Constance Chan has met the World Health Organisation's Western Pacific Regional Director Dr Shin Young-soo, to share their experience on the prevention and control of infectious diseases following the recent Ebola outbreak.

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Vaccination plan to start Nov 3

The Government Vaccination Programme 2014-15 campaign will start on November 3 to promote seasonal influenza vaccination, Centre for Health Protection Controller Dr Leung Ting-hung says.

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2 firms banned from importing lard

A Food Safety Order has been issued banning Taiwanese companies Cheng I Food and Ting Hsin Oil from importing and supplying edible fats, oils and related food products to Hong Kong, after they were found to have been produced using substandard ingredients.

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Oil safety laws planned

The Food & Health Bureau is considering forming regulations to ensure edible oil safety by requiring importers, sellers and producers to provide an official certificate issued by the place of origin for inspection, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man tells lawmakers.

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New Year Fair stalls auctions set

The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department reminds interested parties that auctions for six Lunar New Year fairs’ stalls will start on November 3.

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Oil order issued

The Centre for Food Safety will issue a Food Safety Order to prohibit the import and supply of all edible fats and oils produced by Cheng I Food and Ting Hsin Oil & Fat Industrial Co in Taiwan,  and all food products made with them.

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Woman with streptococcus dies

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating the death of 92-year-old woman infected with Streptococcus suis, a type of bacteria isolated from pigs.

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Badminton championship set for Nov

The Hong Kong Open Badminton Championships will be held from November 18 to 23 at the Hong Kong Coliseum, featuring top international players.

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Patient tests negative for Ebola

The Centre for Health Protection has confirmed that a suspected local case of Ebola has tested negative.

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Man ill with Legionnaires' disease

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a case of Legionnaires' disease involving a 90-year-old man who is in critical condition.

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Dengue fever meeting held

Health officials say they are highly concerned about a local case of dengue fever and have asked doctors to step up surveillance.

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EMSD open days to be held

The Electrical & Mechanical Services Department will hold Open Days at its headquarters in Kowloon Bay on November 1 and 2.

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Woman ill with Legionnaires' disease

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a case of Legionnaires' disease involving a 57-year-old woman who is in stable condition.

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Local Dengue case confirmed

Centre for Health Protection Controller Dr Leung Ting-hung has called on the public to take preventive measures against mosquitoes, after the first locally acquired Dengue fever case since 2010 was confirmed.

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Turkey MERS case reported

The Department of Health is monitoring the first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome reported to the World Health Organisation by Turkey.

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Lion Rock banner probed

The Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department will investigate into a huge banner that was hung on the Lion Rock and take prosecution if there is sufficient evidence.

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