FEHD raids unlicensed cold store in Yuen Long District (with photo)

     The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) in the small hours today (October 13) raided an unlicensed cold store in Tai Sang Wai, Yuen Long. 

     During the operation, the FEHD arrested one person and initiated procedures on prosecution for the suspected operation of an unlicensed cold store, and found about 4 660 kilograms of chilled and frozen poultry with official health certificates on the premises. In addition, about 700kg of frozen poultry and offal without official health certificates were seized for disposal. 

     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 at 2868 0000.

Ends/Friday, October 13, 2023
Issued at HKT 16:00