HONG KONG, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In a statement issued to the industry
following its initial announcement on the results of testing of China sauces,
the Food Standards Agency of the UK has indicated that "None of the products
sampled from major retail chains posed any safety concern." This was issued
within 24 hours of their initial report.
In addition, the Hong Kong Government's Food and Environmental Hygiene
Department has indicated that their study was also conducted, and all Lee Kum
Kee products in Hong Kong comply with established food standards.
"This is a clear vindication of all Lee Kum Kee products, and confirms
what we have been saying: that Lee Kum Kee has taken the initiative to put in
place a number of procedures to meet or exceed compliance for all of our
products, and that we have been successful in our efforts to protect consumer
safety," Mr. Eddy Lee, chairman, Lee Kum Kee, stated publicly today in a media
briefing with major Hong Kong and regional journalists.
The FSA's deputy chairperson, Suzi Leather, issued an update on Thursday,
June 21, following the release of the agency's study the day before. In the
statement, the FSA stressed that there is no reason to avoid Chinese food.
The statement also indicated that none of the products sampled from any major
retail chains in the UK posed any safety concern. Lee Kum Kee products are
sold through a majority of these retail chains, and therefore are safe.
In a statement issued by Lee Kum Kee on June 19, the company stated that
the FSA samples did not reflect the true situation of its products in the
marketplace, nor did the study recognize the accomplishments of Lee Kum Kee as
a responsible global food manufacturer.
"I can assure our loyal consumers that products meet or exceed the
regulatory standards in the markets in which they are sold. In fact, we have
also invested in our own advanced testing for these substances from raw
materials through to our finished products under formal recognition by the
Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme, and our findings confirm the
effectiveness of our measures."
Established in 1888, Lee Kum Kee has evolved over decades of hard work,
perseverance and above all, dedication to excellence in product quality and
service, into a world-renowned international corporation. Today, the
company's distribution network spans over 80 countries in five continents.
Lee Kum Kee's products are found not only in kitchens and store shelves in
Hong Kong, but also in many other countries and cities in all corners of the
world. It is the company's vision to see that products reach every family
around the world, building a culinary cultural bridge between East and West.
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