Mislabelling of fish

In the past we have talked about seafood been misrepresented when sold. In fact, they are not so much misrepresented/ mislabelled as under labelled. That is, the fish are given generic names like ‘white fish’ or ‘red salmon’. These of course really mean nothing and give no indication of what the fish really are. The…

‘LETTERS’ in South China Morning Post (14 Aug,2020)

There’s no need for more food certifications I really cannot get my head around the HK$50 million proposal from the Hong Kong Federation of Restaurant and Related Trades for a certification scheme for food safety, supposedly to contain the spread of Covid-19(“Hong Kong Restaurant group to roll out food safety scheme to ‘rescue’ industry”, August…

Two faced

Last week I sang the praises of China and its development of the largest floating aquaculture platform. It is seriously wonderful news and even better, the fact that China was going one step further in developing a sail driven vessel. I was getting rather excited and then, brought back to reality with a bang. In…

Health and Safety

I have lived in Hong Kong for many years and hygiene and sanitary levels here are actually very good. Bouts of SARS, Bird flu and other occasional bugs from the Mainland, have made the populace very aware of overall personal hygiene and sanitary levels. Food labelling is now mandatory, although the Government labelling system is…

Helping the homeless in Hong Kong

Pacific Rich helped a diligent group of people who weekly prepare meals and deliver to the homeless in Hong Kong, mainly Sham shui Po and Yau Ma Tei. The programme is run by IMPACT Hong Kong. PRR only provided the seafood whilst other people provided tomatoes, onions and Sai Kung mummies provided other goodies. The…

All aboard for…… China

A few weeks ago, I had a whinge about exceptionally large factory trawlers raping the seas. I mentioned that it seemed that we were regressing rather than improving in the sustainability arena. And then some good news, and about boats as well.   We have discussed on many occasions the increasing demand for seafood as…

Time For more Food Safety

So, Hong Kong was given a hard time at the start of the pandemic. Not everything was done correctly here, but the people rallied together and we would appear to be coming out of this season relatively well. There is still a fear that there will be another spike, once the doors to the territory…

Shopping for fish

Shopping for fish SHOPPING FOR FISH Check the name, make sure there is a latin name so you know what you are really buying. Just google it when you get home. Atlantic Cod ( Gadus morhua ) Check the ingredients for additives. You really don’t want any, especially STTP. Get the right fish for your…