Dear Food and Health Bureau,

Could you please let me know the categories and numbers of the food that have already been studied and confirmed carcinogenic? And the possibility of causing cancer and the types of cancer? Thanks a lot for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Annie QIU

Food and Health Bureau

Dear Annie,

Thank you for your email of 1 October 2017.

We have referred your request for information on carcinogenic food to the
Centre for Food Safety of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department,
which will follow up and revert to you direct.

Yours sincerely,

(Kelvin NG)
for Access to Information Officer
Food and Health Bureau

From:        Annie QIU <[FOI #195 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Food and Health Bureau <[Food and Health Bureau request email]>,
Date:        01/10/2017 23:32
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Data about food that may
lead to cancer

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Dear Food and Health Bureau,

Could you please let me know the categories and numbers of the food that
have already been studied and confirmed carcinogenic? And the possibility
of causing cancer and the types of cancer? Thanks a lot for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Annie QIU

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Dear Ms Annie QIU

Thank you for your enquiry of 1.10.2017 addressed to Food and Health
Bureau which has been referred to the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) for
further action (copy enclosed).

Kindly note that the CFS has not conducted the studies mentioned in your
email ourselves. In considering carcinogenicity of substances (including
possibility of causing cancer and the type of cancer), CFS normally makes
reference to evaluation conducted by the International Agency for Research
on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization. You may wish to refer
to IARC's website ([1]https://www.iarc.fr/) for further information.

Regards,
Eric CHEUNG
for Controller, Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
 

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Dear Food and Health Bureau,

Thanks so much for your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Annie QIU