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1.1 Purpose

This is an abridged version of the first edition of the Food Hygiene Code (the "Code") issued by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department. This abridged version serves as a quick reference guide to the Code by providing a summary of what are set out in the full version. However, to all intents and purposes, this abridged version should by no means be taken as a substitute for the full version, which should always be referred to if one wishes to ensure full compliance with all the advice and guidance given in the Code.

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1.2 Scope of Application

The Code applies to all food premises licensable under the Food Business Regulation, the Milk Regulation and the Frozen Confections Regulation including, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. restaurants;
  2. factory canteens;
  3. food factories;
  4. milk factories;
  5. frozen confection factories;
  6. siu mei and lo mei shops;
  7. fresh provision shops;
  8. cold stores; and
  9. composite food shops.

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