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Food Safety Focus (182nd Issue, September 2021) – Food Incident Highlight

Enhancement of Control Measures for Food Imported by Sea at Kwai Chung Customhouse

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has improved the food inspection checkpoint of the Kwai Chung Customhouse (KCCH Checkpoint) with the provision of a food inspection room and cold store facility. The enhancement is scheduled for completion and use in the third quarter of 2021. The commissioning of the new facilities can facilitate the inspection of targeted food consignments, especially frozen food imported by sea. The new arrangement will also enhance the utilisation of the KCCH Checkpoint and the efficiency of food inspection.

The CFS adopts a risk-based approach for imported food control, including inspection and food sample collection for testing. Physical inspections of the original sealed containers can be conducted at the KCCH Checkpoint, in warehouses or cold stores of the importers. Please visit the CFS’website for further information.