Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
|Food and Environmental Hygiene Department|
|Headquarters||44/F Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong|
|Employees||11,127 (March 2008) |
|Annual budget||4,390.7m HKD (2008-09) |
|Agency executive||Mr Clement LEUNG JP, Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene|
|Parent agency||Food and Health Bureau|
|Child agency||Centre for Food Safety|
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (Chinese: 食物環境衞生署), or FEHD (食環署) for short, is a department of Hong Kong Government, reporting to the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau. It is The department is responsible for food hygiene and environmental hygiene. It replaced part of the role of the Urban Council and the Urban Services Department, and the Regional Council and the Regional Services Department.
The Chief Executive announced in October 2005 in his policy address the plan to restructure the department into a new Food Safety, Inspection and Quarantine Department, with the responsibility of environmental hygiene transferred to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department.
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