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    How to execute effective food safety control mechanism - hkbu public adminstration,hkbu/cass_2011 How to execute effective food safety control mechanism - hkbu public adminstration,hkbu/cass_2011 Presentation Transcript

    • How to execute effective food safety control mechanism? TEAM members Wong Hong Mei 10406832 Kwong Kwok Ho 10421963
    • Content
      • Introduction
      • The limitations of Hong Kong food safety control mechanism and suggestions
      • - Food Surveillance Programme
      • - HACCP (Food Safety Plan)
      • - Food import control
      • Conclusion
    • Introduction
      • recent five years
      • 600 food poisoning incidents every year in average
      • 2000 people are affected
      • 80% of the incidents because of food business and food premises
      • the effectiveness of the food safety control mechanism should be questioned
      • Brief summary
      • checking samples of imported, wholesale and retail food
      • testing bacteria, viruses, natural toxins, food additives, and contaminants
      • including routine food surveillance, targeted food surveillance and seasonal food surveillance
      • containing Introduction, Types of food tested, Types of testing, Overall results, Unsatisfactory samples, Follow up actions, Advice to the trade, and Advice to consumers in reports
      Limitations and suggestions on Food Surveillance Programme
    • Limitations and suggestions on Food Surveillance Programme
      • Limitations
      • selecting sample randomly for non-homogenous food like hotpot soup base
      • conducting survey as suspected food poisoning case occurred
      • Simple survey report
      • without thorough testing, only known bacteria, viruses, natural toxins, food additives, and contaminants being tested
      • including plasticizer to be one of the tested items since Taiwan declared the harmfulness of absorbing plasticizer by human
    • Source: http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/201106/01/P201106010169.htm
    • Limitations and suggestions on Food Surveillance Programme
      • Suggestions
      • abolishing the idea of random sampling and spot checking the suspected food unsafe restaurant or producers
      • listing out all ingredients of the tested food
      • referring to the magazine – Choice published by the Consumer Council
      • providing the sample list of the survey and the statistical figure of the test
      • pointing out how human body being harm by eating the certain amount of unsafe food
    • Source: http://the-sun.on.cc/channels/news/20071016/20071016030245_0000.html Choice magazine is published by the Consumer Council
    • Limitations and suggestions on HACCP (Food Safety Plan)
      • HACCP
      • analyzing hazards
      • determining critical control points
      • establishing standard of critical control points
      • establishing the monitoring procedures
      • establishing corrective actions
      • setting up verification procedures
      • establishing a record system
      • Food Safety Plan
      • listing out food safety problem at each step of food processing
      • identifying preventive measures and their control limits
      • establishing monitoring procedures
      • establishing corrective actions
      • keeping records
      • checking and reviewing
      • Brief summary
      • is called Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point
      • preventing food safety problems
      • ensuring the production of safe food
    • Limitations and suggestions on HACCP (Food Safety Plan)
      • Limitations
      • joining the plan in voluntary based
      • difficult to follow the content of the plan
      • needed to train or hire a skilled overall planner
    • Limitations and suggestions on HACCP (Food Safety Plan)
      • Suggestions
      • should consider mandatory implementing the plan to all food service organization by legislation
      • providing training to restaurant staffs in order to help them to be skilled planner for Food Safety Plan
      • ensuring that the record can reflect the fact and be useful for Centre for Food Safety to chase the source of unsafe food
    • Limitations and suggestions on Food import control
      • Brief summary
      • over 80% imported food come from mainland China and a large proportion import from Guang Dong province
      • Related department - Customs and Excise Department (C&E), Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD)
      • Main inspection: Import of vegetable, Import of frozen or chilled meet and Import Inspection of Live Food Animals
    • Limitations and suggestions on Food import control
      • Limitations
      • harmful food delivered into Hong Kong market and bypass the import control
      • weak sense of critical handling (such as nuclear accident)
    • Limitations and suggestions on Food import control
      • Suggestions
      • keeping close cooperation with other law enforcement agencies like police and C&E. Intercept the doubtful goods transferred via land and sea
      • suggesting a comprehensive sampling test in various markets because outstanding food usually spread into wet market and small-scale stores but rarely appear in large-scale multiple store
      • practicing the urgent measure in 24 hours similar to nuclear accident
      • collaborating with international private lab test companies such as SGS, Intertek and Bureau Veritas
    • Conclusion
      • impossible to practice error-free policies
      • should try all the best to reinforce the current policies
      • preventing any harmful food and ingredient imported into Hong Kong
      • THE END
      • Q&A