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CFS finds malachite green in small snakehead and snakehead fish samples

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CFS finds malachite green in small snakehead and snakehead fish samples
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CFS finds malachite green in small snakehead and snakehead fish samples

2024-05-20 19:12 Last Updated At:23:59

New study reveals malachite green contamination in small snakehead and fish samples

Malachite green found in snakehead fish samples at hong kong market, cfs takes action to ensure food safety

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department today (May 20) announced that malachite green was found in a small snakehead fish sample and a snakehead fish sample. The CFS is following up on the incidents.

A CFS spokesman said, "The CFS collected the above-mentioned small snakehead sample and snakehead sample from a stall at the Cheung Sha Wan Wholesale Food Market for testing under its routine Food Surveillance Programme. The test results showed that both samples contained malachite green at levels of 3.2 parts per billion (ppb) and 2.3 ppb respectively."

The spokesman said that the CFS has informed the vendor concerned of the irregularities and instructed the vendor to stop sales of the affected products. The CFS is also tracing the sources and distribution of the products concerned.

Malachite green is a type of industrial dye and has been used for treating infections in fish. Currently, malachite green has been prohibited for use in food-producing animals in many countries. According to the Harmful Substances in Food Regulations (Cap. 132AF), no food sold in Hong Kong is allowed to contain malachite green. Offenders will be prosecuted and liable to a fine of $50,000 and to imprisonment for six months upon conviction.

The CFS will continue to follow up on the incidents and take appropriate action. Investigations are ongoing.

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Two Smart Prison projects of CSD win GovMedia Awards 2024 award

2024-06-20 11:00 Last Updated At:11:08

Csd's smart prison projects win hong kong smart city initiative of the year, recognized for innovation and impactful results in public services

Two Smart Prison projects of the Correctional Services Department (CSD), namely the Integrated Custodial and Rehabilitation Management System and the Social Visit e-Booking Service, have won the Hong Kong Smart City Initiative of the Year at the GovMedia Awards 2024.

The GovMedia Awards recognise outstanding government initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region to honour organisations that exemplify leadership, creativity and impactful results in public services. The CSD is committed to introducing innovative technology projects in correctional facilities to create a modernised working environment. The award for the CSD's Smart Prison projects affirms the Department's efforts in introducing innovative technology elements.

The CSD fully implemented the Integrated Custodial and Rehabilitation Management System in all its correctional institutions last year, integrating eight core operation systems and reinforcing digital management to enhanceoperational efficiency.

The Social Visit e-Booking Service was fully implemented in November last year to facilitate visitation. Apart from shortening the registration and waiting time for visitors at correctional institutions, the Service also allows visitors to manage their bookings and check the latest visit status of persons in custody so that they can plan their visits conveniently.

To align with the Government's Smart City development blueprint, the CSD will continue to provide more convenient e-services to members of the public.

Two Smart Prison projects of CSD win GovMedia Awards 2024 award  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Two Smart Prison projects of CSD win GovMedia Awards 2024 award Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

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