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Public consultation on the review of Preservatives in Food Regulation launched

Hong Kong

Jun 01, 2023

The Government has launched a public consultation on the proposed amendments to the Preservatives in Food Regulation (Cap. 132BD) (the Regulation). The consultation will last for 3 months, until 28 August 2023.

One of the initiatives set out in the Policy Measures of the Chief Executive's 2022 Policy Address is to review and update by phases the food safety legislation relating to additives in food to further enhance food safety. The first phase covers preservatives and antioxidants in food.

The Government proposes to enhance and update the Regulation, so as to keep local standards of preservatives and antioxidants in food on par with international standards. At the same time, putting more preservatives and antioxidants under regulation would enhance clarity and offer more choices of permitted preservatives and antioxidants applicable to a wide range of food categories to the food trade. It would also enhance consumer protection.

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