The Centre for Food Safety has moved to allay local fears that Australian eggs on sale here may have been injected with toxic food dyes intended to make the yolks appear brighter. Strong dosages of chemical food dye additives are believed to raise higher risks of cancer and their sale is banned here. The agency said Monday [22 February 2016] that it found no traces of substances banned in Hong Kong among 630 eggs samples examined over the past three years. But the center promised to continue monitoring the situation and to consult with the Australian government…Full Article: ECNS.cn Feb 2016

Key Points

  • Sunny Queen, an Australian egg producer headquartered in Queensland (near Brisbane), distributes its eggs in Hong Kong, Macao, and mainland China via Century Food Company.
  • In 2013, Hong Kong imported approximately 2.1 million fresh eggs primarily from mainland China, USA, Singapore, and Thailand.

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  • Incorporated in April 2015 in Hong Kong, Century Food Company (subsidiary of a Toronto-listed, TSX, company) entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Sunny Queen in July 2015.

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