17 Dec “Hong Kong Public Knowledge of Health Supplements” Survey Findings
In recent years, health supplements have become increasingly popular in Hong Kong due to people’s growing consciousness towards personal health care. To further understand the health supplements market in Hong Kong, the University of Hong Kong Social Sciences Research Centre was commissioned by the Hong Kong Health Food Association to collect opinions from at least 1,000 Hong Kong people via telephone interviews. HKU Social Sciences Research Centre and the Hong Kong Health Food Association will hold a conference at Legislative Council Complex on December 4 (Thursday) to release the detailed survey findings and recommendations on policies and regulations. Speakers and Guest of Honour are as follows: Speakers: Professor John Bacon-Shone, Director, Social Sciences Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong Mr. Samson Tsoi, President of the Hong Kong Health Food Association Mr. Calvin Chan, Vice President of the Hong Kong Health Food Association Guest of Honour: Prof Joseph K L Lee, Legislative Councillor, Health Services Constituency *Key messages from HKHFA are 1) Expanding health food market signifying importance of health food industry; 2) independent regulation for health food is required; and 3) Government must seek industry consultation for implementation of any health food related policies and we quoted “1+7” labelling as an inappropriate measure for health food.