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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