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SFH on stress test on powdered formula

     Following is the transcript of remarks made by the Secretary for Food and Health, Dr Ko Wing-man, after attending a public function this afternoon (September 29):

Reporter: (on stress test)

Secretary for Food and Health: I think we all understand that roughly half a year ago, when the Legislative Council was examining the Import and Export (General)(Amendment) Regulation 2013, we had already announced that there would be a review in one year. Later on, the Government listened to opinions expressed in the community and decided that we would also conduct a review in six months, which corresponds to the long holiday around the National Day. This is the background (of the stress test).

     Secondly, there are a lot of phenomena surrounding the stress test. All these will be taken into account when we examine the result of the stress test.

     Lastly, I want to reassure parents of our babies that we would consider lifting the restriction only when the Government is fully assured that the supply and retail chain for powdered formula is entirely able to meet our local demand.

(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)

Ends/Sunday, September 29, 2013
Issued at HKT 17:36


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