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  1. Legislator calls for regulation of biotech laboratories

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... providing clinical diagnostics should undergo formal quality assurance either through accreditation or a licensing system.' Only medical laboratories are regulated, and the Department of Health ... Accreditation Scheme (HKLAS) to cover all medical laboratories in the city, he said, but it would not include labs run by biotech firms. The HKLAS is a voluntary accreditation scheme operated ...

  2. Luring HK farmers with a new breed of sweetcorn

    Posted Jun 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department and Vegetable Marketing Organisation's Accredited Farm Scheme. It resists pests because the leaves around the cob are tighter than those ...

  3. Initiative aims to encourage energy saving

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The Productivity Council is developing an accreditation scheme to encourage more businesses to adopt carbon auditing and energy saving measures. The scheme will cover owners ... Applicants must achieve at least a 3 per cent reduction in energy consumption to obtain a certificate, Mr Tsang said. He hoped that by enhancing corporate image, accreditation would give incentives ...

  4. Against odds, city harks back to agrarian roots

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and flowers rather than the traditional staple, rice. Organic farming was introduced in 1988, with the government launching an Accredited Farm Scheme in 1994 to protect consumers against farms using ...

  5. Grappling with green issues

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and technical sciences, and its forward-looking nature, serve as springboard training for individuals in their career advancement,' Teoh says. 'The accreditation by the Institute of Gas ...

  6. Geopark added to the global list

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Travel Industry Council will launch an accreditation scheme for specialist tour guides to the geopark at the end of the year. Council chairman Michael Wu Siu-ieng said the new recognition would ...

  7. MISSION with a vision

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a simple event assessment, carbon measurement, suggestions for carbon reduction, plus options of carbon offset, along with official verification options by an accredited organisation. In February ...

  8. A simple message

    Posted Aug 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Miranda Yeung With the Mid-Autumn Festival just a month away, Friends of the Earth (HK) is promoting eco-friendly behaviour among the public. The green group has accredited nine mooncake products from three pastry shops with the 'simple' packaging icon. Last year, four products were approved. Surveys have revealed that each four-mooncake box contains an average of 13 ...

  9. Eatery told to close over poisonings

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... best restaurant by local magazine Hong Kong Tatler last year and accredited by Hong Kong Tourism Board as a 'Quality Restaurant' this year and last. The restaurant became the third ...

  10. Things they said

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... accreditation, government procurement, IPR protection, the Chinese government will give them equal treatment.' ...




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