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Food Safety Focus (2nd Issue, September 2006) – Food Incident Highlight

What Constitutes an Incident/Food Safety Case?

The table "Summary of Risk Communication Work" aims to reflect the work of the CFS in a number of important areas. One of the areas, namely "Incidents/Food Safety Cases" refers to the number of incidents or events with potential food safety implications, and were actively evaluated and handled by the CFS in the past month. They include reports on food safety issues by food authorities and media agencies outside Hong Kong but may have local implications, as well as local food safety issues with wide media coverage and significant public concern. The CFS monitors the reports from a wide range of sources, assesses their local significance and takes follow up actions to address any food safety risk and concern that may be identified.