Hong Kong: Amended ML of Metallic Contaminants Eases Burden for U.S. Exporters

The Hong Kong Government completed its public consultation on the proposed amendments to the regulation of metallic contaminants in food products. According to the published report, the consultation indicated general acceptance and support for the proposal. The proposed amendments would bring many Hong Kong permissible maximum levels of metallic contaminants in line with Codex, with a few exceptions. The Hong Kong Government plans to enact the amended regulation in 2018 and to provide industry with 12-month and 24-month grace periods to adapt to the changes for fresh and non-fresh food products, respectively.

Hong Kong: Amended ML of Metallic Contaminants Eases Burden for U.S. Exporters