Hong Kong Gov’t Ensures Stable Food Supply From Mainland

Hong Kong Gov’t Ensures Stable Food Supply From Mainland

The supply of fresh foods from the Mainland was “sufficient and stable,” a Hong Kong government spokesman announced on March 25.

On the same day, the quantity of vegetable supply, transported via land and water, reached 2,100 tonnes, while the volume of vegetables sold through the wholesale market of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) and the Vegetable Marketing Organization was 765 tonnes.

Meanwhile, the average wholesale prices for choi sum and pak choi cost $11.10 and $7.40 per catty, respectively. Since last week, the supply of eggs for the wholesale market has remained at 3.4 million, which is significantly higher than its daily supply in 2021.

For frozen meat, the average supply recorded was approximately 37 tonnes while the supply of frozen poultry products is 130,000 tonnes, and more or less 10,000 live chickens were slaughtered. The supply of live pigs was also sufficient.

The government reminded rice stockholders to keep their reserves at a level sufficient to meet the consumption needs of Hong Kong residents for a period of 15 days.

As of January 2022, the import quantity of rice (including the reserve stock) was around 30, 400 tonnes. Suppliers for frozen meat, on the other hand, must maintain reserved food that will last for around three months. To get the latest updates and information on the fresh food supply, you may visit the FCD website.

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