(Left: Mr. Bryan Peng (Assistant Director, HKQAA), Mr. Wong Hon-meng (Assistant Director, EPD), Mr. Ronald, YF Lau (Chairman, Hong Kong Food Hygiene Administrators Association; Vice-President, Hong Kong Food Council), I (Former Chairman, HKSQ) and CP Chan (COO, HKQAA))
Ir. Dr. The Hon WK Lo (Chairman of HKQAA and Representative of the Engineering Functional Constituency of the Legislative Council) gave a welcoming remark. He said the scheme had prepared one year ago before Gutter Oil incident in Taiwan and the Pilot program launched in July 2014. The HKCOR is suitable for Cooking Oil supplier, companion, collector and processor. He appreciated different parties supported the scheme including Environment Bureau & Food and Environmental Hygiene Department.
The first officiating guest was Ms Christine Loh Kung-wai (JP, Under Secretary for the Environment, The Government of HKSAR) and she gave a speech on the recycle part of waste oil. She expected Environment Bureau & EPD cooperated with HKQAA for long term sustainable development in Hong Kong industry.
The second officiating guest was Miss Vivian LAU Lee-kwan (JP, Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene, The Government of HKSAR) and she briefed recently actions about gutter oil event in Taiwan such as stopped import of Substandard Cooking Oil and Recall all Substandard Cooking Oil in the market.
The Launching Ceremony started and group photo taken.
Group photo for all guests and supporting organizations
(I was in the second row right side near HKSQ logo!)
After that there was a Pilot Programme Presentation Ceremony in different schemes.
Group photo of HKQAA – New Cooking Oil Supplier Registration
Group photo of HKQAA – Waste Cooking Oil Collector Registration
Group photo of HKQAA – Waste Cooking Oil Processor Registration
Group photo of HKQAA –Cooking Oil Registration Companion
Overall Group Photo
At the end, Dr. Michael Lam (CEO, HKQAA) gave a closing remark and he said that citizen could use this logo to differentiate which food suppliers had the capability to trace their oils’ original source.
It was a very successful scheme for Cooking & Waste Cooking Quality Monitoring through identification and traceability. For more information, please read reference.
HKQAA - www.hkqaa.org
HKQAA – HKCORS - http://www.hkqaa.org/en_assservice.php?catid=6
HKSQ - www.hksq.org
20141126 - HKQAA Seminar on New Standard of Food Safety - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2014/11/hkqaa-seminar-on-new-standard-of-food.html
20141004 - Public Forum on Gutter Oil (地溝油) - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2014/10/public-forum-on-gutter-oil.html