The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) announced today (March 28) that in view of the updated information provided by the Brazilian authorities and its strict implementation of its food safety system at the export level, the CFS has decided to adjust its import suspension of frozen and chilled meat and poultry from Brazil by narrowing the scope to the 21 plants under investigation which was announced by the Brazilian authorities earlier with immediate effect. Once the Brazilian authorities provide further information about the 21 plants, the CFS will conduct reassessment and take follow-up actions.
The CFS has also continued enhanced surveillance on meat and poultry from Brazil. Since March 21, a total of 66 samples were taken at import and retail levels for testing of meat deterioration and other food safety indicators (such as metallic contaminants). The test results showed that all samples were satisfactory.
Tuesday March 28, 2017/ The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region/ Hong Kong. http://www.info.gov.hk