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Amendments to the Preservatives in Food Regulations in the pipeline

Hong Kong

May 30, 2023

The Environment and Ecology Bureau and Food Safety Centre of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department have published draft amendments to the Preservatives in Food Regulations. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government proposes, through legislative amendments, to update the regulatory control of preservatives and antioxidants in food, with a view to improving consumer protection, promoting harmonization of local and international food safety standards and facilitating food trade. The exercise consists mainly of updating the definitions of "preservative" and "antioxidant", the list of permitted preservatives and antioxidants, as well as the maximum permitted levels of such preservatives and antioxidants allowed in specific foods.      


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