FEHD raids unlicensed cold store in North District

     The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) today (July 5) raided an unlicensed cold store at Kwu Tung, North District.
     During the operation, FEHD officers found about 12 650 kilograms of chilled poultry meat and game with official health certificates on the premises. In addition, about 108kg of chilled poultry offal without official health certificates were seized for disposal.
     A 54-year-old man was arrested and charged with operating an unlicensed cold store.
     Under the Food Business Regulation, the maximum penalty for operating an unlicensed cold store is a fine of $50,000 and six months' imprisonment upon conviction.
     "We will continue our stringent enforcement action against unlicensed food business to safeguard food safety and public health," an FEHD spokesman said.
     Members of the public can report any suspected illegal food business activities by calling the FEHD hotline 2868 0000.

Ends/Friday, July 5, 2019
Issued at HKT 19:08