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Request for policies of procurement which support the salt reduction activity

ZHANG Luting根據公開資料要求財經事務及庫務局財經事務科披露資料

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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?

Yours faithfully,

ZHANG Luting

Public enquiry, 財經事務及庫務局財經事務科

4個附件

Dear Zhang Luting,

Thank you for your emails of 30 September and 4 October 2021.

The government procurement policy is to obtain goods and services at the
best value for money in support of the Government's programmes and
activities.  Procuring bureaux/departments are responsible for their own
procurements, and would draw up procurement requirements and assessment
criteria for meeting their specific policy objectives/operational needs.
 In the process, they should observe the procurement principles including
open and fair competition and transparency.

Your enquiry concerns the promotion of the “Salt/Sugar” Label Scheme for
Prepackaged Food Products and healthy diet, which are outside the policy
purview of the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau.  We do not have
the required information and shall, upon your agreement, refer your
enquiry to the Food and Health Bureau for follow-up.

Thank you.

Regards,

Mrs Anna Chu 朱陳秀娟
Access Clerk 資料查閱文員
Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (The Treasury Branch) 財經事務
及庫務局庫務科
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 香港特別行政
區政府
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From:        ZHANG Luting <[FOI #823 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau
Treasury Branch <[Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau Treasury Branch request email]>
Date:        04/10/2021 13:41
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Request for policies of
procurement which support the salt reduction activity

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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
[7]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
([8]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:
[9]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?

Yours faithfully,

ZHANG Luting

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From:        ZHANG Luting <[email address]>
To:        FOI requests at Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau
Treasury Branch <[Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau Treasury Branch request email]>
Date:        30/09/2021 15:20
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - How could the procurement
policy promote “‘Salt/Sugar’ Label Scheme for Prepackaged Food Products”
scheme

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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
[12]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(
[13]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:
[14]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?

Yours faithfully,

ZHANG Luting
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