Top tailor loses court claim for HK$6.9m in fire damages Tailor Ho Wing-sheung, whose clients include many of the city's prominent women, yesterday lost his claim for HK$6.9 million in compensation for damage to stock in a fire in 2005. Mr Justice David Yam Yee-kwan ruled that the Incorporated Owners of Golden Crown Court, Tsim Sha Tsui, were not liable to pay damages to Mr Ho and his wife, Sindy Chow Sin-yee. He accepted that the value of the fire-damaged stock of Ho's Fashion was HK$6.9 million, but found there was no negligence on the part of the incorporated owners of the building where the shop was located. Unhealthy additives found in Lunar New Year delicacies Some Lunar New Year festive foods have been found to contain too much of a preservative and a cancer-causing dye, the Centre for Food Safety said. Two samples of sweetened winter melon contained the preservative sulfur dioxide at levels of 2,800 and 4,700 parts per million, both above the permitted level of 2,000. However, normal consumption should not be a problem, a spokesman said. A sample of Chinese pork sausage contained the banned colouring Red 2G. The retailers had been asked to stop selling the products. Number of live chickens from mainland unchanged for festival The government has decided to maintain the present daily level of imports of live chickens from the mainland, 7,000, in the lead-up to the Lunar New Year. A spokesman said the city still faced the risk of bird flu, and imports should not be raised 'merely for festive demand'. The alert level for bird flu has remained at 'serious response' since an outbreak in poultry at a Yuen Long farm last month. The spokesman said the Cheung Sha Wan Temporary Poultry Wholesale Market had been overstocked by about 1,800 chickens a day since live sales resumed on December 30. Cold weather warning ends Yesterday's slight rise in temperature brought an end to the city's third-longest-running cold weather warning. During the cold snap, with the warning in place for 185 hours and 25 minutes, some 14,000 elderly people sought help.