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Meat recall to take immediate effect

The Government has ordered an immediate recall of all meat products supplied by 21 Brazilian factories which were slapped with an export ban by the Brazilian government.

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Central Promenade fishing spots enhanced

The Central Promenade's fishing spots have been enhanced to provide anglers a better environment. 

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Lau Kong-wah to visit Meizhou

Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah will visit Meizhou on March 27 to learn about the work of the Service Corps.

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Meat import ban to remain in force

The import ban on all Brazilian frozen and chilled meat will remain in force until the sources of problematic meat are confirmed, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says.

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Flower drawing event to be held

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department will hold a flower viewing and drawing event at Lai Chi Kok Park in April.

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Welfare cases up 0.1%

The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance caseload stood at 236,681 in February, up 0.1% on January, the Social Welfare Department says.

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Brazil contacted in meat inquiry

The Centre for Food Safety is liaising with Brazilian authorities to get more information on the problematic meat from Brazil before deciding whether a recall is necessary.

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Brazilian meat ban imposed

The Centre for Food Safety has banned the import of poultry, frozen and chilled meat from Brazil.

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Palace Museum talk series to start

Palace Museum Director Dr Shan Jixiang will give a talk to start the Palace Museum Academy lecture series in April.

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Ng On-yee wins snooker championship

Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah congratulates Hong Kong athlete Ng On-yee for winning the WLBS World Women's Snooker Championship 2017 in Singapore.

 

 

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HK Games cheered on

Cheerleaders from the city's 18 districts have taken part in a cheering team competition to show support for the athletes that will compete in the upcoming 6th Hong Kong Games.

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Opt-out organ donation being considered

The Government is considering introducing an “opt-out” legislation to further promote organ donation in Hong Kong, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says.

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TB exhibition opens

A health exhibition on tuberculosis has opened.

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Elderly welfare asset limit to be relaxed

The asset limits for the Old Age Living Allowance and Guangdong Scheme will be relaxed once the Legislative Council passes the Appropriation Bill 2017, the Social Welfare Department announces.

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Mainland H7N9 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection is monitoring 21 avian influenza A (H7N9) cases on the Mainland.

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Pitch meeting held

The Committee on Artificial Turf Pitches has conducted its first meeting.

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Cultural ambassador scheme opens

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department's 2018 Community Cultural Ambassador Scheme is open for applications.

 

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Bone marrow donors commended

Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man officiates at the Bone Marrow Donor Award Ceremony organised by the Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service.

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36 outstanding youths awarded

Thirty-six young people have been commended for their achievements in personal development and social services in an award presentation ceremony.

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Flower show winners awarded

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department has announced the Hong Kong Flower Show 2017 Plant Exhibit Competition winners.

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