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SFH starts visit to Toronto (with photos)

     The Secretary for Food and Health, Dr York Chow, began his visit to Toronto by meeting with the management of Canada Health Infoway on the morning of May 3 (Toronto time).

     Canada Health Infoway is an independent not-for-profit corporation that seeks to foster and accelerate the development and adoption of electronic health record systems with compatible standards and communications technologies.

     Dr Chow said that an electronic health record system is being implemented in Hong Kong and the visit gave the Hong Kong delegation an opportunity to learn more about Canada's electronic health record development.

     Dr Chow then had a luncheon meeting with local Chinese medical professionals and representatives of medical associations to exchange views on public health and medical issues.

     In the afternoon, Dr Chow made a tour of Guelph Food Technology Centre, a certification body licensed and accredited to deliver food safety audits and certification services, to gain an understanding of the centre's food safety audits and certification systems.

     He then moved on to a meeting with the National Inspection Manager of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Mr Tom Graham, to learn about the country's food inspection mechanism.  This was followed by a courtesy call on the Assistant Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of Ontario, Mr Dave Hope.

Ends/Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Issued at HKT 15:21


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