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LegCo Members visit Airport Food Inspection Office (with photos)

The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:

     The Legislative Council (LegCo) Panel on Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene conducted a site visit to the Airport Food Inspection Office today (March 7) to better understand the examination of radiation level on imported food by the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) at the Airport Food Inspection Office.
     Members received a briefing on the workflow of handling imported food at the Airport Food Inspection Office. They then observed the radioactivity screening of imported food from Japan using a hand-held survey meter demonstrated by CFS officers. Members then received a briefing on the Contamination Monitoring System so as to learn more about the System's operation.

     Members participating in the visit included the Chairman of the Panel, Dr Helena Wong, Panel Member, Professor Joseph Lee, as well as non-Panel members, Ms Emily Lau and Mr Poon Siu-ping.

Ends/Friday, March 7, 2014
Issued at HKT 20:25


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