Food and Health Bureau

Food and Health Bureau is a government bureau that manages food & environmental hygiene and health policies in Hong Kong.

Food and Health Bureau
Emblem of the Hong Kong SAR
Agency overview
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Headquarters18/F, East Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong
Ministers responsible
Agency executives
  • Elizabeth Tse, Permanent Secretary for Food and Health (Health)
  • Philip Yung, Permanent Secretary for Food and Health (Food)
Child agencies
Food and Health Bureau
Traditional Chinese食物及衞生局
Simplified Chinese食物及卫生局

It oversees policies on environmental hygiene, food safety, agriculture and fisheries, food markets, animal welfare, burial, reduction of salt and sugar in food , primary healthcare and disease prevention, Chinese medicine, regulatory regime, research and health data, health advisory and appeals, and planning for manpower, professional development and health infrastructure. The Department of Health, Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, and the Government Laboratory report to the Bureau. The Secretary for Food and Health also oversees the operation of the Hospital Authority, a statutory body of Hong Kong which is responsible for managing Hong Kong's public hospitals services.