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Part V of the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Cap. 132)

Highlights

Section 50 Offences in connection with preparation and sale of adulterated food
Section 51 Adulteration, etc. of milk
Section 51A Adulteration of meat
Section 52 General protection for purchasers of food and drugs
Section 54 Offences in connection with the sale, etc. of unfit food or drugs
Section 55 Regulations as to composition of food
Section 56 Regulations as to food and drugs hygiene
Section 59 Examination and seizure and marking or destruction of food or drugs
Section 61 False labelling and advertisement of food or drugs
Section 62 Power to take samples
Section 68 Power to examine food and drugs in course of transit, etc.
Section 69 Restriction on movement of imported food or drugs

 

Colouring Matter in Food Regulations

Highlights

Regulation 3 Restriction on use of colouring matter other than permitted colouring matter
Regulation 5 Restriction on sale or advertisement of colouring matter other than permitted colouring matter
Second Schedule Labelling of colouring matter and colouring and flavouring compounds

 

Dried Milk Regulations

Highlights

Regulation 4 Composition and description of dried milk
Regulation 5 Labelling of containers of dried milk
Schedule 1 (Composition and description of dried milk)
Schedule 2 Labelling of containers of dried milk

 

Sweeteners in Food Regulations

Highlights

Regulation 3 Restriction on sale and use of sweetners
Schedule Permitted Sweeteners

 

Food Adulteration (Metallic Contamination) Regulations

Highlights

Regulation 3 Prohibition of sale etc. of food containing metals except where naturally present up to certain limits
Schedule 1 Maximum permitted concentration of certain metals naturally present in specified foods
Schedule 2 Maximum permitted concentration of certain metals present in specified foods

 

Food Business Regulation

Highlights

Section 4 Interpretation of food business
Section 5 Cleanliness and repair of food premises
Section 10 Protection of food from risk of contamination
Section 11 Storage of open food
Section 13 Restriction on the use of open spaces
Section 15 Cleanliness and repair of food rooms
Section 28 Prohibition against the collection of shell fish in certain areas
Section 29 Prohibition of the sale, etc. of articles specified in Schedule 1
Section 30 Restriction on the sale, etc. of articles specified in Schedule 2
Section 30D Restriction on sale, etc. of chilled beef, mutton or pork
Section 30E Exception to restriction on sale, etc. of chilled beef, mutton or pork
Section 30F Further restrictions on trading of pre-packaged chilled beef, mutton or pork at retail level
Section 31 Licensing of food business
Section 31A Power of Director to grant permission
Section 33 Conditions for issue of licence
Section 33A Additional requirement for issue of licence for siu mei and lo mei shops
Section 33C Provisional licence
Section 34 Restriction on alteration of premises or fittings after grant of licence
Schedule 1 Prohibited Foods
Schedule 2 Restricted Foods
Schedule 6 Marking and labelling of pre-packaged chilled beef, mutton or pork

 

Food and Drugs (Composition and Labelling) Regulations

Highlights

Regulation 2 Interpretation
Regulation 4A Labelling of prepackaged food
Regulation 4B Nutrition labelling of prepackaged food and nutrition claim
Regulation 5 Offences and penalties
Schedule 1 Food and Drugs (Composition and Labelling) Regulations
Schedule 2 Marking and Labelling of Foods and Drugs
Schedule 3 Marking and Labelling of Prepackaged Foods
Schedule 4 Items exempt from Schedules 3
Schedule 5 Nutrition labelling and nutrition claim
Schedule 6 Items Exempt from part 1 of scheule 5
Schedule 7 Nutrient reference values for different nutrients for purpose of nutrition labelling
Schedule 8 Conditions for nutrient content claim

 

Frozen Confections Regulation

Highlights

Section 6 Bacteriological standard of frozen confections for sale
Section 7 Restriction on sale, etc. of imported frozen confections
Section 10 Frozen confections other than soft ice cream to be kept below -2 degrees Celsius
Section 17 Frozen confections not to be manufactured except under licence

 

Harmful Substances in Food Regulations

Highlights

Regulation 3 Prohibition of import and sale of food containing certain substances in excessive concentrations
Regulation 3A Prohibition of import and sale of fish, meat or milk etc. containing prohibited substances
Schedule 1 Maximum concentration of certain substances present in specified foods
Schedule 2 Prohibited Substances

 

Imported Game, Meat and Poultry Regulations

Highlights

Section 4 Restriction on the import of certain meat, meat products and poultry
Section 5 Procedure for export, destruction or disposal of game, meat, poultry or prohibited meat imported in contravention of section 4
Section 6 Prohibition of re-import where notice given under section 5(1)

 

Milk Regulation

Highlights

Section 5 Permits to sell milk or milk beverage
Section 5A Restriction on sale, etc. of imported milk or milk beverage
Section 6 Prohibition of sale of milk or milk beverage in certain cases
Section 13 Milk or milk beverage to be kept below 10 degrees Celsius pending sale
Section 14 Business of milk factory not to be carried out except by licence
Schedule 1

Methods of heat-treatment

 

Mineral Oil in Food Regulations

Highlights

Regulation 3 Prohibition of sale of food containing mineral oil
Regulation 4 Exemption from prohibition

 

Preservatives in Food Regulations

Highlights

Section 3

Restrictions on sale etc. of food containing food additive

Schedule 1

Food which may contain food additive and the description and proportion of food additive in each case

Schedule 1A Alternative form in which the permitted food additive may be used

 

Slaughterhouses Regulation

Highlights

Section 21

Examination and disposal of carcass, dressed carcass and offal

Section 22 Authorized officer to mark dressed carcass and offal fit for human consumption
Schedule 5 Marks to be applied to dressed carcasses and offal of slaughtered food animals

 

Note : Please browse http://www.legislation.gov.hk/blis_export.nsf/home.htm for details of the food law in Chapter 132.

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Last Revision Date : 01-03-2012