Food Safety Day is an annual signature event of the Centre for Food Safety (CFS). Jointly organised by the CFS and Commercial Radio Hong Kong, Food Safety Day 2012 was held at Tai Po Mega Mall on 26 May 2012 (Saturday) as a kick start of a series of activities to remind members of the public to observe good food safety practices. Under the slogan of "Get the Temperature Right", the event aims to ensure food safety in the public through promoting the storage of food at the right temperature. Moreover, the Signatories of Food Safety Charter were invited for recognition of their continuous support.
The event was officiated by the Permanent Secretary for Food and Health (Food), Mrs Marion Lai. There were on-stage games and quiz to promote and reinforce food safety messages on the correct holding and storage temperatures to members of the public. Our guests also shared their experience and practice for safe food handling and storage. Performances were arranged for entertaining guests, the Signatories and the public admitted to the venue.
The Permanent Secretary for Food and Health (Food), Mrs Marion Lai (centre), officiated at the opening ceremony of the Food Safety Day 2012. Other officiating guests included the Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene, Mr Clement Leung; the Controller of the Centre for Food Safety (Acting), Dr YY Ho; the Chairman of the Legislative Council Panel on Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene, Hon Tommy Cheung Yu-yan; the Chairman of the Expert Committee on Food Safety, Professor Kwan Hoi-shan; the Chairman of Hong Kong Food Council, Mr Wong Ka-wo; the Chief Executive of Consumer Council, Ms Connie Lau Yin-hing; and representatives of Food Safety Charter Signatories.
Guests with representatives of trade associations and non-governmental organisations.
The Permanent Secretary for Food and Health (Food), Mrs Marion Lai, gave a speech and shared her food safety habits at the opening ceremony of the Food Safety Day 2012.
The Controller of the Centre for Food Safety (Acting), Dr YY Ho, introduced the mobile application tool "FSCharter" which enables the public to search for food premises that have signed up to the Charter.
Members of the public learnt more about safe food temperature through taking part in the event.