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HK urged to support breastfeeding

Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia Chan today appealed for cross-sectoral collaboration in promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding to mark World Breastfeeding Week 2021.   To support breastfeeding in Hong Kong, the Government has enacted laws including the extension of statutory paternity leave to five days, extension of statutory maternity leave from 10 to 14 weeks, and amendments to the Sex Discrimination Ordinance which prohibits discrimination and harassment towards breastfeeding women.   The Department of Health also began procedures in March this year to pursue the designation of five more Maternal & Child Health Centres to support and facilitate breastfeeding.   The "Breastfeeding GPS" mobile app, which contains the latest information of over 430 baby care rooms to help parents locate breastfeeding facilities all over Hong Kong was launched in September last year.   The Government has also been promoting and supporting breastfeeding thro

Customs condemns false accusation

Customs today seized a batch of suspected law-breaking products from a chain retailing group and condemned any false accusation maliciously alleging that its action against the trader is repression.   It seized a batch of 14 models of suspected law-breaking shower gels, household cleaning detergents and clothing bleaches from various premises of the chain retailing group.   The product information marked on the packages of the products involved failed to bear bilingual warnings or cautions for their safekeeping, use, consumption or disposal, suspected to be in contravention of the Consumer Goods Safety Regulation, a subsidiary legislation of the Consumer Goods Safety Ordinance.   Customs said an investigation is ongoing and did not exclude the likelihood of more arrests.   For the sake of public interest, the department will make a public announcement on details of the case on April 9 and alert the public on the suspected law-breaking products.   Customs added it will take all necessary actions, under which decisive law enforcement action will be taken if any suspected violation is found.
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