|Food Safety Charter
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, 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.
|Apart from compliance to the legal requirement, the World Health Organization promulgates the Five Keys to Food Safety for all members of the trade and the public to ensure food safety. The Five Keys to Food Safety are:
5. Safe Temperature
|A Signatory commits to:
|Support Food Safety Charter
|Keep updated on food safety development, enhance food safety, promote good image of food trade
|Provide safe and healthier food by making reference to CFS guidelines
|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
Food Safety Update
Keep updated on food safety information and development through publications and activities, e.g. seminars, newsletters.
Extend your contacts and networks through Charter activities.
Recognition and Appreciation
Your Signatory status will be provided to the public at the CFS’s district based roving exhibitions, dedicated CFS website and at OpenRice.com. Through the Recognition Scheme, your continuous support will be appreciated.
The Scheme aims at recognizing food trade who have continuous and active support to the Food Safety Charter. There are two groups:
- Food Trade Association: Star Award will be granted at the third consecutive year (starting from 2009) to those with member Signatory
- Licensed Food Premises: Award will be granted at the third consecutive year (starting from 2009) of joining the Charter.
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A Signatory will have its status withdrawn and the name delisted if fails to comply with any of the food safety and hygiene requirements, such as: suspension or cancellation of licence under the Demerit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.
For enquiries, please contact the Secretariat of the Food Safety Charter. (Tel: 2381 6275).
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