How to execute effective food safety control mechanism? TEAM members Wong Hong Mei  10406832 Kwong Kwok Ho   10421963
Content   <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>The limitations of Hong Kong food safety control mechanism and suggestion...
Introduction <ul><li>recent five years </li></ul><ul><li>600 food poisoning incidents every year in average  </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Brief summary </li></ul><ul><li>checking samples  of imported, wholesale and retail food </li></ul><ul><li>testing...
Limitations and suggestions on Food Surveillance Programme <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><li>selecting sample randomly...
Source:  http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/201106/01/P201106010169.htm
Limitations and suggestions on Food Surveillance Programme <ul><li>Suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>abolishing the idea of ra...
Source:  http://the-sun.on.cc/channels/news/20071016/20071016030245_0000.html Choice magazine is published by the Consumer...
Limitations and suggestions on HACCP (Food Safety Plan) <ul><li>HACCP </li></ul><ul><li>analyzing hazards </li></ul><ul><l...
Limitations and suggestions on HACCP (Food Safety Plan) <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><li>joining the plan in voluntar...
Limitations and suggestions on HACCP (Food Safety Plan) <ul><li>Suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>should consider mandatory im...
Limitations and suggestions on Food import control <ul><li>Brief summary </li></ul><ul><li>over 80% imported food come fro...
Limitations and suggestions on Food import control <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><li>harmful food delivered into Hong ...
Limitations and suggestions on Food import control <ul><li>Suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>keeping close cooperation with ot...
Conclusion <ul><li>impossible to practice error-free policies </li></ul><ul><li>should try all the best to reinforce the c...
<ul><li>THE END </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul>
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How to execute effective food safety control mechanism - hkbu public adminstration,hkbu/cass_2011

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