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German poultry banned

The Centre for Food Safety has banned the import of poultry meat and products, including poultry eggs, from Germany's Lower Saxony state.

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Tuen Mun food factory closed

A food factory in Tuen Mun has been ordered to suspend business for two weeks for repeatedly extending its business area.

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11 MERS cases reported

The Department of Health is monitoring 11 new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome cases in Saudi Arabia, including four deaths.

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UN delegation visits HK

A United Nations delegation has arrived in Hong Kong for a seminar and field study programme on fostering co-operation on accessibility for the disabled.

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Pesticide found in veg sample

The Centre for Food Safety has found excessive pesticide residue in a sample of green string pod.

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Health chief meets GD official

Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man has met Director-General of the Guangdong Entry-exit Inspection & Quarantine Bureau Zhan Siming in Guangzhou.

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Veneto poultry banned

The Centre for Food Safety has banned the import of poultry meat and products, including poultry eggs, from Italy’s Veneto region.

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Miyazaki poultry banned

The Centre for Food Safety has banned the import of poultry meat and products, including poultry eggs, from Japan’s Miyazaki prefecture with immediate effect.

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Private healthcare consultation opens

The Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme alone cannot meet all the challenges faced by the healthcare system, which is why a consultation on reviewing private healthcare facilities must also be carried out, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says.

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Pesticide found in vegetable samples

The Centre for Food Safety finds excessive pesticide residue in a sample of choi sum.

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Health insurance consultation opens

The Government launches a three-month public consultation on the Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme.

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Quarry Bay noodle shop closed

A noodle restaurant in Quarry Bay has been ordered to suspend business for two weeks as the operator repeatedly breached the Food Business Regulation by allowing staff to wash and store food utensils in an alley.

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Tainted baby porridge recalled

The Centre for Food Safety has urged parents not to feed infants and toddlers with four kinds of pre-packed organic baby millet and three-grain porridge of Swiss brand, Holle, as they might be contaminated with atropine.

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Chai Wan food factory closed

A food factory in Chai Wan has been ordered to suspend business for two weeks for repeatedly breaching the Food Business Regulation by extending its business area.

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CS chairs poverty meeting

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam chairs the first meeting of the Commission on Poverty's second term.

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Christmas carollers sing for charity

This festive season, more than 12,000 performers from all walks of life will sing Christmas carols in more than 70 venues across Hong Kong, including shopping malls and the Peak Tram Terminus, as part of the Child Development Matching Fund's Carol Singing Festival.

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5 dengue fever cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection announces that five new dengue fever cases were confirmed from November 28 to December 11 and urges people to guard against the disease.

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New rehabilitation advisers named

Shirley Chan and Elaine Lam have been appointed as members of the Rehabilitation Advisory Committee for a two-year term starting from January 1, 2015.

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Anti-drug show held

The Action Committee Against Narcotics and Radio Television Hong Kong have held a an anti-drug drama performance at Queen Elizabeth Stadium.

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Pesticide found in vegetable samples

The Centre for Food Safety finds excessive pesticide residue in samples of water spinach and choi sum.

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