Food Safety Charter

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Food Safety Charter has been jointly developed by the Centre for Food Safety and the food trade. Since its establishment, Food Safety Charter has been providing facilitation for the food trade to incorporate appropriate measures in the day-to-day practice and promoting “Five Keys to Food Safety” which is promulgated by the World Health Organization, so as to provide innovative and client-oriented quality services well-grounded on food safety to Hong Kong citizens and tourists from all over the world.

The Five Keys to Food Safety are:

  1. Choose
  2. Clean
  3. Separate
  4. Cook
  5. Safe Temperature


To become a signatory, members of the food trade should commit to:

Examples of these actions include: display the certificate, stickers or other promotional items in your premises, provide training to your staff, develop new practice guidelines, enhance operations and service deliveries, encourage and promote members of your chains or associations on the Charter.

A Signatory can enjoy

Withdrawal of Signatory Status

A Signatory will have its status withdrawn and the name delisted if fails to comply with any of the food safety and hygiene requirements, such as: suspension or cancellation of licence under the Demerit Points System of the FEHD, or due to breach of FEHD's licensing conditions/requirements; closure of food premises ordered by the Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene; or found to be involved in food poisoning cases.

Becoming a Signatory

You can become a Signatory if you are a food trade association, food premises, food retailer, or any other member of the food trade. To join the Food Safety Charter, please download and complete the Declaration and send it to the Secretariat of the Food Safety Charter by facsimile (fax number: 2893 3547), by email ( or by mail to 43/F, Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong.


For enquiries, please contact the Secretariat of the Food Safety Charter. (Tel: 2867 5147).

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