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Public administration hkbu cass

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

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