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Unlicensed food factory in Mong Kok raided

     The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) this afternoon (March 8) raided an unlicensed food factory in Canton Road near Argyle Street in Mong Kok, Kowloon and seized about 300 kilogrammes of food and some cooking paraphernalia.

     The unlicensed food factory operated by distributing takeaway order fliers under a fictitious name in the street. Meal boxes would be delivered to customers after orders were placed by phone.

     Two women, aged 30 and 41, were arrested in the operation and are assisting with investigations.

     Under the Food Business Regulation, the maximum penalty for operating an unlicensed food factory is a fine of $50,000 and six months' imprisonment.

     "We will continue to take stringent enforcement action against unlicensed food business to ensure food safety and protect public health," an FEHD spokesman said.

     "People should report such illegal activities through the 1823 Call Centre."

Ends/Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Issued at HKT 19:44


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