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Cold Store Licence



Cold Store Licence


A Cold Store Licence in Hong Kong is required to operate a facility that stores frozen or chilled meat and poultry products. This license is issued by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) to ensure that these products are stored safely and hygienically.


Here's a summary of the requirements to obtain a Cold Store Licence in Hong Kong:


Premises Requirements


  • The premises must be a licensed food premises by the FEHD.

  • The cold storage rooms must have walls and floors made with smooth, non-absorbent materials.

  • A separate food inspection room with a minimum size of 10 square meters must be provided.


Equipment Requirements


  • Accurate thermometers that can measure temperatures down to -18°C with an acceptable tolerance of +/- 1.11°C .

  • Recording thermometers to monitor and record storage temperatures.


Operational Requirements


  • Maintain temperature records for at least 3 months.

  • Maintain stock records showing the date of storing meat and poultry for at least one year.

  • Implement measures to prevent pest infestation.

  • Personal belongings of employees must not be stored inside the cold storage rooms.


Application Process


  • Submit an application form (FEHB 94) to the FEHD.

  • The FEHD will inspect the premises to ensure compliance with the requirements.


Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful:


  • Standard Requirements for Cold Store Licence - Food and Environmental Hygiene Department

  • Guide on Types of Licences Required - Food and Environmental Hygiene Department

  • Registration of cold storage - Centre for Food Safety


How Bestar can Help


Bestar is able to assist with the following in obtaining a Cold Store Licence in Hong Kong:


  • Understanding the Requirements: Bestar provides guidance on the specific requirements for obtaining a Cold Store Licence in Hong Kong, including navigating the application process and ensuring compliance with regulations.

  • Documentation Assistance: Bestar helps with completing the application form (FEHB 94) and compiling any necessary supporting documents.

  • Liaison with FEHD: We act as a liaison between you and the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) throughout the application process.


Finding out:


The best way to determine how Bestar can specifically assist you with obtaining a Cold Store Licence is to contact us. You can find our contact information through a web search for "Bestar HK".

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