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Pesticide found in vegetable sample

The Centre for Food Safety has found excessive pesticide residue in a Chinese wolfberry leaf sample from a local farm.

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Median family income up 3.9%

Hong Kong's overall median monthly household income grew 3.9% to $23,800 in the third quarter of this year, the Census & Statistics Department says.

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Trade urged to ensure stable formula supply

The Food & Health Bureau has urged the trade to ensure sufficient supply of powdered formula for local infants and young children during the peak demand period in the run-up to Christmas and Lunar New Year.

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Population committee work reviewed

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam chaired a Steering Committee on Population Policy meeting, the last of the committee’s current term, to review its work over the past two years.

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Excessive pesticide found in vegetables

The Centre for Food Safety has found excessive pesticide residues in Chinese wolfberry leaf and Chinese white cabbage samples imported from the Mainland.

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Mali added to Ebola list

The Department of Health has added Mali to the list of affected countries/areas in the local reporting criteria for Ebola virus disease.

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Man critically ill with Legionnaires'

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating cases of Legionnaires' disease involving two men. One of them is in a critical condition.

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Marathon route may be amended

The Government will consider allowing the use of more roads on the Hong Kong Marathon route, if the proposals are feasible and District Councils support them, Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing tells legislators.

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Quarry Bay restaurants shut down

The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department has ordered two restaurants in Quarry Bay, which repeatedly breached the Food Business Regulation by illegally extending the food business area, to suspend business for two weeks.

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Man ill with Legionnaires' disease

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a case of Legionnaires' disease involving a 58-year-old man in serious condition.

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Health chief to attend Anhui meeting

Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man will lead a delegation to the 13th Joint Meeting of Senior Health Officials of the Mainland, Hong Kong & Macau in Anhui's Hefei City.

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Q3 sees record HIV infections

The Centre for Health Protection recorded 195 HIV infections in the third quarter of the year, which is the highest number reported in a single quarter so far.

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Consultation set for retirement protection

The Commission on Poverty has held a meeting to discuss retirement protection, and has decided to conduct a public consultation to collect and consolidate views on the issue from different social sectors.

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All Dutch poultry banned

The Centre for Food Safety has banned the import of all poultry products, including eggs, from the Netherlands as more H5 avian influenza outbreaks have been detected.

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More courts to provide WiFi

The Judiciary will extend its WiFi service to cover the Lands Tribunal, the Labour Tribunal and Tuen Mun Magistracy from December 1.

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Congo Ebola outbreak ends

The Department of Health has updated the list of affected areas in the local reporting criteria for Ebola, in response to the World Health Organisation declaring the end of an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Equateur Province.

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Child fund applications invited

The Social Welfare Department invites proposal submissions for the fifth batch of 20 Child Development Fund projects. The application deadline is January 5, 2015.

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5 new Saudi MERS cases reported

The Department of Health is monitoring five newly reported Middle East Respiratory Syndrome cases in Saudi Arabia, including two deaths.

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Outstanding volunteers awarded

The Social Welfare Department organised the 2014 Hong Kong Volunteer Award Presentation Ceremony to pay tribute to volunteers for their contributions and to promote volunteer services.

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More Dutch poultry banned

The Centre for Food Safety bans the import of poultry products, including eggs, from the South Holland and Utrecht provinces in the Netherlands.

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