Lawmakers passed a motion yesterday demanding the government improve food safety in light of a number of recent health scares.Thursday, 25 January, 2007, 12:00am
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is not only the biggest public hospital in the city, it is also the training ground for senior health officials and unionists.15 Mar 2006 - 12:00am
Carrie Yau Tsang Ka-lai will assume her new post in charge of food safety and environmental hygiene when the Centre for Food Safety is set up in May, sources say.16 Feb 2006 - 12:00am
Updated at 6.49pm: A Hong Kong delegation overnight (HK time) visited the United States Centre for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) in the capital city, Washington DC.
A government spokesman said the visit was part of a fact-finding trip to gather information about food safety regulations in other countries.30 Sep 2005 - 12:00am
Tung calls off announcement of Yeoh Eng-kiong's successor
The appointment of a health minister turned into a mixture of suspense, drama and comedy yesterday when the chief executive suddenly cancelled a press conference called to make the announcement.
The conference was called off an hour after it was announced and less than 30 minutes before it was due to start.8 Oct 2004 - 12:00am
A former chairman says health chief should chair the board to increase efficiency
The Hospital Authority should be chaired by the health minister so government health policies can be better implemented, says a former chairman of the body.14 Aug 2004 - 12:00am
Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Yeoh Eng-kiong returned to work yesterday after taking a four-day break in the wake of his resignation.
Dr Yeoh started the short break after appearing with Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa to announce his resignation on Wednesday. He will stay on for three months until a replacement is found.13 Jul 2004 - 12:00am
'I have finally learned from Dr Yeoh the meaning of the word shameless.'
Kwok Sin-hung, whose wife died from Sars after the birth of their son, after Secretary for Health and Welfare Yeoh Eng-kiong apologised for the handling of the outbreak but refused to resign. Dr Yeoh finally resigned on Wednesday.
-10 Jul 2004 - 12:00am
The departure of health chief Yeoh Eng-kiong should bring to an end one of the most unhappy chapters in our city's history. His resignation was needed. It will now be much easier for the community to recover from the wounds inflicted by Sars.8 Jul 2004 - 12:00am
Hong Kong and mainland officials are to discuss how to label food products to help consumers understand the difference between mainland-made items for export and those for domestic consumption on sale illegally, the health minister says.22 Jun 2004 - 12:00am