Analytical & Advisory Services Division

Outsourcing Management Section

About the Section

The Section is responsible for the planning, organizing and managing of the outsourcing and related activities of the Government Laboratory and to offer analytical and advisory services to support the Food & Environmental Hygiene Department for the protection of public health and safety and for support of its statutory functions under various regulations and ordinances.

Receiving food samples

Receiving food samples


The Section helps to implement the following legislations:

  • Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance
  • Food and Drugs (Composition and Labelling) Regulations
  • Preservatives in Food Regulation
  • Food Adulteration (Metallic Contamination) Regulations
  • Harmful Substances in Food Regulation
  • Colouring Matter in Food Regulation
  • Pesticide Residues in Food Regulation

Quality Assurance

During the contract period, Government Laboratory would implement a number of quality assurance measures including on-site audits and quality control means such as introduction of blind samples/split samples and control checks to monitor the performance of the contract laboratories including the quality of the test results.

Key Instruments

No key instruments are held by the Section.

Targets and Key Indicators

For the targets and key indicators for food, pesticide formulation, seepage and swimming pool water samples, please click here for details.