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1st term Consumer Liaison Group Activities

Inauguration Ceremony (19.8.2006)
Visit to Food Research Laboratory (FRL) (13.11.2006)
Two Public Consultation Forums on Amendment to the Preservatives in Food Regulations (23.1.2007 & 7.2.2007)
Risk Perception Seminar (29.3.2007)
Food Safety Day 2007 (18.8.2007)
Two Public Consultation Forums on the “Proposed Regulatory Framework for Pesticide Residues in Food in Hong Kong” (7.12.2007 & 18.12.2007)

Inauguration Ceremony
An extensive registration exercise was conducted in July 2006 and the response was overwhelming. The Inauguration Ceremony of the CLG was held on 19 August with the presence of our Controller Dr S P MAK as officiating guest. A large number of CLG members attended the ceremony and they exchanged their views on topics related to food safety.

Visit to Food Research Laboratory (FRL)
To increase the knowledge of CLG members on food research of the CFS, a visit to the FRL of Public Health Laboratory Centre in Kowloon was conducted on 13 November 2006. With the detailed presentation by our staff of Food Research Laboratory Section on the functions and daily operation of the FRL and sophisticated equipment and their application, visitors could have a deeper understanding on food research of the CFS.

Public Consultation Forum on Amendment to the Preservatives in Food Regulations
To enhance food safety for the protection of public health and consumers’ interest, the Government has proposed to amend the Preservatives in Food Regulations. In order to seek public views on the proposed amendment exercise, CLG members were invited to participate in the above public consultation forum held on 23 January and 7 February.

Risk Perception Seminar
A seminar was held on 29 March to enlighten CLG members on risk perception of food safety and to explain the internationally recognized approach adopted by the CFS on food control in Hong Kong.

Food Safety Day 2007
The Centre for Food Safety and the Radio Television Hong Kong jointly organized the Food Safety Day 2007 – “Collective Responsibility in Ensuring Food Safety” on 18 August at Lung Cheung Mall , Wong Tai Sin. Dr York Chow, Secretary for Food and Health, officiated the event. Featuring singer performance, game booths and exhibition, the event aimed at promoting the collective efforts of the Government, the food trade and the public to promote food safety, as well as enhancing the knowledge and skills of the public and the trade on food safety.

Public Consultation Forums on the “ Proposed Regulatory Framework for Pesticide Residues in Food in Hong Kong ”
In order to better protect public health, facilitate effective regulatory control and promote harmonization between local and international standards, the Government has put forward the Proposed Regulatory Framework for public consultation. CLG members were invited to the Public Consultation Forums held on 7 and 18 December respectively.

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