Hong Kong Med J 2013;19(Suppl 8):S3
Summary report on commissioned research studies related to the melamine incident
Research Fund Secretariat, Food and Health Bureau
1. The Hong Kong SAR Government acted promptly to investigate the potential risks to the Hong Kong population resulting from melamine-tainted milk products (MTMP) originating in Mainland China.
2. The Food and Health Bureau commissioned a series of basic and applied research studies following stringent peer review.
3. Ten studies valued at over HK$6.5 million were supported.
4. Taken together, the results of this commissioned research suggest that there were no long-term adverse health consequences for Hong Kong inhabitants who had consumed MTMP.
5. The Hong Kong SAR Government has enhanced measures to ensure the continued safety of imported foodstuffs.