Soon after the global fear of milk powder products has woken from the 2008 Chinese Milk Scandal, questions started to arise over the incident: Can the current food safety law and system protect the general public? How effective has the food law been enforced in reality? What is the limit of the current food law? Can the food law be improved?
In Hong Kong, Food Safety Ordinance (Cap.612) and Part V of the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Cap.132), also known as the Basic Food Law, clearly defines and regulates local and imported food products which are available in Hong Kong.
We are one of the few major HK law firms to have specialist serving clients in Food & Beverage industry which is dedicated to all aspects of food & beverage safety and its management. We have specific experience in the food and food processing sector and are extensively experienced in relation to food contamination and food labelling issues.
We regularly advise large national and multinational organizations in relation to food & beverage safety matters, on a non-contentious basis. We provide formal advice to clients in relation to corporate governance issues, such as directors’ duties and corporate structure. We regularly advise clients on the potential civil and criminal liabilities of companies and individual senior manager.
We have specific experience of product liability and product recall for our clients in the industry from Food processing (ready meals), baby milk, confectionary, bottled water, juice products and veterinary etc. We have also advised a number of large catering concerns regarding contract catering and hotels.
We are experience also assist clients with health and safety audits. Our work has involved in the liaison for our clients with the Government, relevant regulatory authorities and non-governmental food supervision agencies such as Hong Kong Council for Test and Certification.
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