Dear Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau Treasury Branch,
Concerning about the health problems of people in Hong Kong caused by high intake of salt, my classmate and I are doing a research based on the government programme “‘Salt/Sugar’ Label Scheme for Prepackaged Food Products” (mainly focus on salt) (relevant information that we have already found is from the website https://www.cfs.gov.hk/sc_chi/multimedia...), trying to evaluate the current condition of this programme and help promote it. Referring to the web page( https://www.fstb.gov.hk/tb/en/business/g...), your department takes responsibility for government procurement in support of the government's programmes and activities. Therefore, we are writing this letter to request for relevant data and information to further continue our research and give suggestions to help try to solve the problem.
Q1:Have you issued any guidelines or policies of procurement that favour the manufacturers who provide products under “‘Salt/Sugar’ Label Scheme for Prepackaged Food Products” Scheme (Relevant information on the website: https://www.cfs.gov.hk/sc_chi/multimedia...). If yes, what is your procurement principle and standard on food and please provide some specific cases. If not, do you have relevant measures or consider this measure?
Q2:What other guidelines or policies of procurement does the government introduce to promote healthy diets?