Hong Kong imports some HK$2.5 billion in fresh fruits and vegetables each day, with 80 per cent of produce coming by sea. But checks at all entry points are lax, the city’s Ombudsman says. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong’s food safety checks for imported fruits and greens ‘too lax’, governance watchdog says

Ombudsman cites ‘hasty’ inspection of fruits and vegetables entering city, slow laboratory tests and lenient rules on lead residue in leafy greens

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Hong Kong imports some HK$2.5 billion in fresh fruits and vegetables each day, with 80 per cent of produce coming by sea. But checks at all entry points are lax, the city’s Ombudsman says. Photo: Dickson Lee
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