Food Safety of Rice
Manufacturers, distributors and vendors involved in the sale of rice are required to ensure that the rice they sell in Hong Kong is wholesome, unadulterated, fit for human consumption and properly labelled as required under Part V of the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Cap 132) and its subsidiary legislation. Rice is an item included in the food surveillance programme implemented by the Centre for Food Safety, Food and Environmental Hygiene Department. Samples of rice are taken for detection of pesticides, heavy metals, mineral oil, colouring matter, toxic substances, etc. to ensure food safety. For more details, please consult the Risk Communication Unit of the Centre for Food Safety, Food and Environmental Hygiene Department.