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Appointments to Advisory Council on Food and Environmental Hygiene announced
     The Government today (March 24) announced that the Chief Executive has re-appointed Professor Lo Yuk-lam as the Chairman of the Advisory Council on Food and Environmental Hygiene. At the same time, 15 serving members have been re-appointed and one new member has been appointed to the Council. The term of appointments will be from April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2019.

     Professor Lo, an expert in the field of biotechnology, has been serving on the Council as Chairman since 2015. The newly appointed member, Mr Richard Tsang Lap-ki, is the Chairman of the Strategic Public Relations Group.

     The Secretary for Food and Health, Dr Ko Wing-man, welcomed the re-appointments and new appointment.

     "In the past few years, the Council has provided valuable advice to the Government on a wide range of important issues including food incidents, anti-mosquito measures, the promotion of green burial and the way forward of live poultry trade in Hong Kong, as well as the legislative proposal on nutrition and health claims on infant formula," Dr Ko said.

     Dr Ko also expressed gratitude to the outgoing member, Mrs Sandra Mak Wong Siu-chun, for her valuable contribution to the work of the Council in the past six years.

     The Council is a non-statutory body established on April 1, 2000, to advise the Government on food and environmental hygiene issues. The Council comprises a Chairman, 16 non-official members and four ex-officio members.

     The membership of the Council with effect from April 1, 2017, is as follows:

Professor Lo Yuk-lam

Dr Au Wai-ting
Dr Felix Chan Hon-wai
Mr Chan Wai-ming
Mr Abraham Chan Yu-ling
Mrs Vivien Chen Chou Mei-mei
Professor Chiu Siu-wai
Dr Chung Shan-shan
Ms Josephine Kea Chi-shun
Mrs Jenny Lam Wan Mei-fong
Mr Stephen Leung Kwok-keung
Professor Kenneth Leung Mei-yee
Professor Leo Poon Lit-man
Mr Simon Tam Hop-sing
Mr Richard Tsang Lap-ki
Professor Wong Wing-tak
Professor Samuel Wong Yeung-shan

Ex-officio Members
Secretary for Food and Health, with Permanent Secretary for Food and Health (Food) as his alternate
Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation
Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene
Director of Health
Ends/Friday, March 24, 2017
Issued at HKT 10:50
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