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    • Food Safety problem --
      • Food labelling Scheme
      • Chan pui ching(10418717)
      • Leung Chau Heung (10406719)
    • Food Labeling
      • mandatory nutrition labeling scheme has been developed and was forced on 1 July 2010.
      • provide nutrition labels for prepackaged food, with standardized format and content.
      • It requires information on energy and seven specified nutrients, or
      • so called “1+7”, to be
      • listed on food labels.
    • Food Labeling Issue 1
      • The problem of sampling on food safety check
      • There is large different of the result of nutrition labels check on food items by the Audit Commission and the Food Safety Centre
      • criticism of the food safety agency's sampling being focused on large supermarkets
      • Suggestion Methods
      • - Sampling focus on large supermarkets
      • Risk-based approach in selecting food samples
    • Pros and Cons of the Suggestions
      • Sampling focus on large supermarkets
      • Pros: shopping habit of buy food in large supermarkets.
      • more effective way for conducting food labeling check and protects most of the people.
      • Cons: waste resources on checking the low risk non-compliance as most of the large supermarkets chain
      • already has their
      • monitoring teams
    • Risk-based approach in selecting food samples
      • monitor on smaller-scale operations in a wider range, such as health and ethnic-based shops and snack outlets.
      • Pros: -- test the effectiveness of the scheme in both the large supermarkets and small retail outlet.
      • address other uncovered problems.
      • encourage the small retail outlet for self monitor and check for their food products.
      • Cons: -- Lost the trust from the public
      • Spent more resources and time on collecting the food samples.
      • discontent from the small retail shop keepers by focusing on checking small businesses.
    • Food Labeling Issue 2
      • Problem of misleading and exaggerated nutrition claim in food labels
      • products claims of
      • “ high fibre”, “low salt”
      • or “less fat”e.t.c , are
      • suspected to be
      • false claiming,
      • misleading or
      • exaggerated.
    • Reinforce the prosecution procedure
      • Pros:
      • set examples for all the food manufacturers
      • shop keepers closely monitor the nutrition label of their food products automatically
      • protection of public health.
      • Cons:
      • Social dispute—target on small retail outlets(affect their businesses)
      • Food manufacturers need more time for adapt the scheme
    • Education
      • Advantages:
      • --It is the modest method for improving the scheme by increase public’s conscience on the importance of food labeling and food safety.
      •  
      • Disadvantages:
      • It increase the administration cost and human resources of the centre.
    • Food Labeling Issue 3
      • Genetically modified food labeling concerns
      • NO commercial production of GM farms goods or livestock at HK.
      • a set of guidelines for voluntary labeling for trade reference only.
      • Suggestion Method:
      • Voluntary labeling approach
      • Mandatory labeling approach in all kinds of food
      • Mandatory labeling approach in specify of food
    • Pros and Cons of the Suggestions
      • Voluntary labeling approach
      • Pros: maintaining cost of the producers and suppliers
      • Cons: consumer failed to obtain the GM information of the goods
      • Mandatory labeling approach in all kinds of food
      • Pros: GM content can be provided to the consumers
      • Cons: adding the production cost
      • Mandatory labeling approach in specify of food
      • Pros: Testing and investigation lead time can be shorter because of limited the food range
      • Cons: restricted the GM information to consumers
    • Food Labeling Issue 4
      • Labeling of the pre-pack Chinese Dried Food
      • There is discrepenancy on the basic labeling on the dried food such as Shark's fin , dried mushroom and Bird's nest .
      • Almost large and traditional shops provided the full description of products such as Tung Fong Hung, E u Y an S ang and Wai Yuen Tong
      • According to the o rdinance , the pre-pack food should provide below for consumer references:
      • - Name of food
      • - Ingredients
      • - Expiry Date
      • - Special storage method
      • - Supplier name and Producers name
      • - Weight, quantity and volume
    • Suggestions and their advantages/disadvantages
      • Suggested method:
      • Compulsory labeling approach in all kinds of products
      • Mandatory labeling approach in specify of food
      • Pros and Cons of the suggestions
      • Compulsory labeling approach in all kinds of products
      • Pros: consumers can obtain the basic information of the purchased goods.
      • Cons: addition cost and manpower need to be added for suppliers and shops
      • Mandatory labeling approach in specify of food
      • Pros: procedures and working process can be simplified due to limited the product types.
      • Cons: restricted the basic information to consumers in other types of products
      • Questions