FEHD raids unlicensed cold store in North District


30th June 2022 – (Hong Kong)  The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) today raided an unlicensed cold store in Ping Che, North District. 

During the operation, the FEHD arrested one person and initiated procedures on prosecution for suspected operation of an unlicensed cold store. Around 19,210 kilograms of chilled poultry and game and around 19,570kg of frozen poultry with official health certificates were found in the premises. In addition, around 260kg of chilled poultry and offal without official health certificates were found and seized for disposal. 

 Under the Food Business Regulation, the maximum penalty for operating an unlicensed cold store is a fine of $50,000 and six months’ imprisonment upon conviction. 

“We will continue our stringent enforcement action against unlicensed food business to safeguard food safety and public health,” an FEHD spokesman said.

Members of the public can report any suspected illegal food business activities by calling the FEHD hotline 2868 0000.