Unlicensed food factory closed
Food and Environmental Hygiene officers smashed an unlicensed food factory in Tai Po yesterday morning and seized about 114kg of food. During the operation in Nam Hang Village, a man and a woman were arrested who were later charged with operating an unlicensed food factory. A spokesman for the department said stringent enforcement action would continue to be taken against unlicensed food businesses to safeguard food safety and public health.
Maths awards for six students
Six secondary students in Hong Kong were awarded three silver and three bronze medals at the recent China Mathematical Olympiad 2008 - the city's best achievement in the competition, which is aimed at enhancing students' standard in mathematics and motivation in learning. The competition was attended by 195 students and was held from January 17 to Tuesday this week in Harbin , Heilongjiang province .
Suspected drug traffickers held
Three people will appear in Kwun Tong court today after being arrested for drug trafficking. The two men and one woman, aged between 21 and 36, were arrested in a flat on Lai Chi Kok Road at about 1am yesterday. Police seized heroin and Ice worth about HK$1 million from the flat.
Food poisoning spreads
Thirty-one more North District Hospital staff have fallen ill with food poisoning after eating food provided by a caterer during a festive meal on Wednesday, bringing the total number of victims to 69. In a separate case, five diners fell sick after eating lunch supplied by a caterer in Central on Wednesday last week. Improperly stored fish was suspected to have been the cause.