This Food Hygiene Code (the "Code') is the first of its kind ever published by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It is dedicated to operators of food business and law enforcement officers of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD), the Licensing Authority of food premises. Its main purpose is to help food business understand the ways and means to meet the standards and objectives identified in the provisions made under section 56 of the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance, Chapter 132. It also helps law enforcement officers determine if compliance with these standards and objectives has been achieved, with a view to enhancing consistency in the interpretation and enforcement of these standards.

In developing this Code, reference has been made to similar Codes issued by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand, the Canadian Food Inspection System Implementation Group, and the United States Food and Drug Administration.

We will be revising this Code from time to time, and revisions will be issued either as a supplement or a new edition having regard to the extent of revision. An up-to-date version will be posted on FEHD's website: We welcome comments or suggestions from all interested parties and individuals, which may be addressed to us by letter, facsimile or e-mail as follows:

Licensing Section
Headquarters Division
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
45/F, Queensway Government Offices
66 Queensway
Hong Kong

Facsimile: 2530 1368
E-mail Address:
Enquiry Tel. No.: 2867 5580 or 2867 5074

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