New Hong Kong Food Safety Ordinance takes effect

New Hong Kong Food Safety Ordinance takes effect

Hong Kong's Food Safety Ordinance will boost consumer confidence, say international food policy experts EAS.

Hong Kong’s Food Safety Ordinance will increase the level of confidence consumers have in the safety of food products on the market, international food policy experts EAS has said.

EAS Food and Health Policy Manager Levie Cequena said that the Ordinance, which became applicable this month, involves a new registration scheme and record-keeping requirements towards more control over the movement of food products.

The purpose of the Ordinance is to safeguard public health through a more effective food tracing mechanism that encourages systematic documentation of the movement of food products and can identify the origins of food safety incidents earlier.


About EAS:

1.     EAS provides strategic advice on international regulation on food and nutritional products. It provides companies with regulatory and strategic advice for the marketing and approval of their products in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

2.     EAS also advises governments, trade associations and companies on the impact of global policy.

3.     EAS has offices in Argentina, Belgium, Italy and Singapore.

4.     For more information on EAS Europe contact EAS, 50 Rue de l’Association, 1000 Brussels, tel.: (+32) 2 218 14 70, email [email protected] or visit

5.     For information on EAS Asia contact EAS Strategic Advice Pte Ltd, 3 Killiney Road, 07- 04 Winsland House I, Singapore 239519, tel: (+65) 68 38 12 70, email: [email protected] or visit

6.     For more information on EAS Latin America contact EAS América Latina S. A., Calle Lola Mora, 421 - 5th floor - No. 502, 1107 Buenos Aires, tel: (+54) 11 524 584 95, email: [email protected] or visit  


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