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Food Safety Day 2017 – Hong Kong’s Action on Salt and Sugar Reduction: Read Labels, Choose Smartly

The Food Safety Day is an annual signature event organised by the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) with a view to promoting tripartite collaboration among the Government, food trade and consumers. The theme for this year is “Hong Kong’s Action on Salt and Sugar Reduction: Read Labels, Choose Smartly”. And the “Salt/Sugar” Label Scheme for Prepackaged Food Products was launched to assist the public to achieve the goal of reducing dietary intake of salt and sugar.

The Food Safety Day 2017 was held on 20 October (Friday) at EDB Kowloon Education Services Centre. The prize presentation ceremony of the Low-Salt and Low-Sugar Front-of-pack Label Design Competition as well as the Smart Choices for Low-Salt and Low-Sugar Slogan Writing cum Poster Design Competition was held on the same day. In order to promote healthy eating habits and remind students to reduce dietary intake of salt and sugar through the good use of nutrition labels, the Committee on Reduction of Salt and Sugar in Food, the Food and Health Bureau, the Education Bureau, the CFS and the Department of Health, in collaboration with the Committee on Home-School Co-operation, jointly organised the Smart Choices for Low-Salt and Low-Sugar Slogan Writing cum Poster Design Competition.

Representatives from food trade associations that have signed up to the Food Safety Charter were invited to participate at a signing ceremony on the Food Safety Day to pledge their commitment to take appropriate measures to safeguard food safety and serve customers with healthy food prepared with less salt, sugar and oil.  The CFS has launched a series of food safety publicity initiatives, including food safety talk series on salt and sugar reduction, with a view to promoting healthy eating habits to    the public and the food trade.

For details of the talks:
http://www.cfs.gov.hk/english/whatsnew/whatsnew_act/whatsnew_act.html

Photo 1:The Chairman of the Committee on Reduction of Salt and Sugar in Food, Mr Bernard Chan (sixth left); the Permanent Secretary for Food and Health (Food), Mrs Cherry Tse (fifth left); the Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene, Miss Vivian Lau (fifth right); and the Controller of the Centre for Food Safety, Dr Y Y Ho (fourth right), officiate at the Food Safety Day 2017 cum Launching Ceremony for the "Salt/Sugar" Label Scheme for Prepackaged Food Products. The Scheme is support by the Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong, the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, GS1 Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Food Council, Coca-Cola China Limited, PARKnSHOP and Vitasoy International Holdings Ltd.

Photo 2:The Chairman of the Committee on Reduction of Salt and Sugar in Food, Mr Bernard Chan, addresses the Food Safety Day 2017 cum Launching Ceremony for the "Salt/Sugar" Label Scheme for Prepackaged Food Products.

Photo 3 : The champion of the "Low-Salt and Low-Sugar Front-of-Pack Label Design Competition", Mr Chan Hei-ming, is pictured with his entries, which have been adapted as the "Salt/Sugar" Labels for Prepackaged Food Products after modification.

Photo 4 : Mr Chan Hei Ming, the champion of the Low-Salt and Low-Sugar Front-of-pack Label Design Competition.

Photo 5: Miss Tang Hoi Ling, the first runner‐up of the Low-Salt and Low-Sugar Front-of-pack Label Design Competition.

Photo 6:Mr Hui Wang Chuen, the second runner‐up of the Low-Salt and Low-Sugar Front-of-pack Label Design Competition.

Photo 7:The Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene, Vivian Lau expressed the hope that members of the public would select food with less salt and sugar by making reference to the labels.

Photo 8:A group photo of Dr YY Ho, Controller, Centre for Food Safety, with signatories of the Food Safety Charter, including representatives from Windows-on the World Restaurants Ltd, the Association for Hong Kong Catering Services Management Ltd、Institution of Dining Art, the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Food Council.

Photo 9:The Chief Curriculum Development Officer of the Education Bureau Mr Yiu Ming Tak, James presented awards to winners of Chinese and English Slogan Groups.

Photo 10: Dr Samuel Yeung Tze-kiu, Consultant, Centre for Food Safety, presented awards to winners of Junior Primary Category of the Poster Design Competition.

Photo 11: Professor Ronald Ma Ching-wan, the Chairperson of the Working Group on Lowering Content of Salt and Sugar in Food , presented awards to winners of Senior Primary Category of the Poster Design Competition.

Photo 12: Dr Terry Ting Ho-yan, the Chairperson of the Working Group on Reducing the Dietary Intakes of Salt and Sugar, presented awards to winners of Junior Secondary Category of the Poster Design Competition.

Photo 13: Ms Sylvia Lam See-way, the Chairperson of Working Group on Publicity and Education, presented awards to winners of Senior Secondary Category of the Poster Design Competition.

Photo 14:The Chief School Development Officer of the Education Bureau Ms Luk Oi Yi, Reona presented awards to winners of Most Liked Award of the Poster Design Competition.

Photo 15:Participants of Junior Secondary Category introduced the design concept of their entries.

Photo 16:Some of the winning entries of the Poster Design Competition.

Photo 17:Students pictured with their entries.
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Photo 1:The Chairman of the Committee on Reduction of Salt and Sugar in Food, Mr Bernard Chan (sixth left); the Permanent Secretary for Food and Health (Food), Mrs Cherry Tse (fifth left); the Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene, Miss Vivian Lau (fifth right); and the Controller of the Centre for Food Safety, Dr Y Y Ho (fourth right), officiate at the Food Safety Day 2017 cum Launching Ceremony for the "Salt/Sugar" Label Scheme for Prepackaged Food Products. The Scheme is support by the Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong, the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, GS1 Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Food Council, Coca-Cola China Limited, PARKnSHOP and Vitasoy International Holdings Ltd.

Photo 2:The Chairman of the Committee on Reduction of Salt and Sugar in Food, Mr Bernard Chan, addresses the Food Safety Day 2017 cum Launching Ceremony for the "Salt/Sugar" Label Scheme for Prepackaged Food Products.

Photo 3 : The champion of the "Low-Salt and Low-Sugar Front-of-Pack Label Design Competition", Mr Chan Hei-ming, is pictured with his entries, which have been adapted as the "Salt/Sugar" Labels for Prepackaged Food Products after modification.

Photo 4 : Mr Chan Hei Ming, the champion of the Low-Salt and Low-Sugar Front-of-pack Label Design Competition.

Photo 5: Miss Tang Hoi Ling, the first runner‐up of the Low-Salt and Low-Sugar Front-of-pack Label Design Competition.

Photo 6:Mr Hui Wang Chuen, the second runner‐up of the Low-Salt and Low-Sugar Front-of-pack Label Design Competition.

Photo 7:The Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene, Vivian Lau expressed the hope that members of the public would select food with less salt and sugar by making reference to the labels.

Photo 8:A group photo of Dr YY Ho, Controller, Centre for Food Safety, with signatories of the Food Safety Charter, including representatives from Windows-on the World Restaurants Ltd, the Association for Hong Kong Catering Services Management Ltd、Institution of Dining Art, the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Food Council.

Photo 9:The Chief Curriculum Development Officer of the Education Bureau Mr Yiu Ming Tak, James presented awards to winners of Chinese and English Slogan Groups.

Photo 10: Dr Samuel Yeung Tze-kiu, Consultant, Centre for Food Safety, presented awards to winners of Junior Primary Category of the Poster Design Competition.

Photo 11: Professor Ronald Ma Ching-wan, the Chairperson of the Working Group on Lowering Content of Salt and Sugar in Food , presented awards to winners of Senior Primary Category of the Poster Design Competition.

Photo 12: Dr Terry Ting Ho-yan, the Chairperson of the Working Group on Reducing the Dietary Intakes of Salt and Sugar, presented awards to winners of Junior Secondary Category of the Poster Design Competition.

Photo 13: Ms Sylvia Lam See-way, the Chairperson of Working Group on Publicity and Education , presented awards to winners of Senior Secondary Category of the Poster Design Competition.

Photo 14:The Chief School Development Officer of the Education Bureau Ms Luk Oi Yi, Reona presented awards to winners of Most Liked Award of the Poster Design Competition.

Photo 15:Participants of Junior Secondary Category introduced the design concept of their entries.

Photo 16:Some of the winning entries of the Poster Design Competition.

Photo 17:Students pictured with their entries

 

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Last Revision Date : 26-10-2017