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.
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.
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.
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.
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.