Quality Food Scheme

Objective

As a neutral, not-for-profit, standard orgranisation. GS1 has dedicated ourselves to the design and implementation of global standards, for more efficient, visible and safer supply chains. The global standards are not only recognised by ISO, but also widely acknowledged by global organisations like GFSI. GS1 Global Traceability Standard (GTS), which complies with multiple international standards, makes food traceability systems possible on a global scale -regardless of the number of companies or borders crossed in the food production process.

The outbreaks of food incidents in recent years raised concerns on food safety. End-to-end food traceability has become an essential element in food safety management. To encourage enterprises to adopt food traceability practices, GS1 Hong Kong has been orgranising the “Quality Food Scheme” (formerly named as Quality Food Traceability Scheme) annually since 2015. It aims to improve the visibility of food supply chain and enhance enterprises’ ability in traceability, hence to increase consumer trust and food safety in local food industry.

Starting from September 2020, GS1 Hong Kong launched an advanced edition – “Quality Food Scheme +” which the scheme invited SGS Hong Kong as an audit partner. SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, which is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. Taking reference from food safety management and control standards, we aim to help companies ensure food safety in a more comprehensive and effective way. Providing safer food to the consumer.

The scheme has added a new element – Efficient Consumer Response Index (ECR Index) which could help the company to review their speed and capability to deal with incidents.

Scheme Benefits  

Each participating company will receive an external perspective appraisal based on the audit criteria. A team of professional auditors with diverse and extensive experience will audit each participating company, who will then receive a full report on its strengths and areas for improvement. This will benefit the participating company to develop a roadmap for better food traceability management and to maintain the most updated system for companies who are constantly looking for improvement.  


Entitlements  

Recognised companies are entitled to use the“Quality Food Scheme 2020” logo in marketing materials and enjoy additional exposure in: 
‧ Media Partners 
‧ Publications of GS1 Hong Kong
‧ Social Media of GS1 Hong Kong
‧ Website and e-news of GS1 Hong Kong
‧ Promotion Material and Website of “Quality Food Traceability Scheme” 

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Qualty Food Scheme Assessment Criteria

Audit will be performed by GS1 Hong Kong.The assessment criteria are mainly evaluated in accordance with GS1 Global Traceability Standards (GTS).

 

GS1 Global Traceability Standard 

As a neutral, not-for-profit and ISO endorsed organisation, GS1 has dedicated ourselves to the design and implementation of global standards, for more efficient, visible and safer supply chains. GS1 Global Traceability Standard (GTS), which complies with multiple international standards, makes food traceability systems possible on a global scale - regardless of the number of companies or borders crossed in the food production process. Aberdeen’s Food Safety and Traceability Report* states that the best performing food companies have 60% adoption of GS1 standards. In case of suspected food safety issues, the GTS enabled system ensures immediate access to accurate product information and swift recalls of products. It also facilitates quality assurance and accurate inventory control, with the ultimate goal to ensure consumer health and safety. 

 

Qualty Food Scheme+ Assessment Criteria

Audit will be performed by GS1 Hong Kong and SGS Hong Kong.The assessment criteria are mainly in accordance with GS1 Global Traceability Standard (GTS), ISO 22000 and HACCP.

 

Scoring System*

The scoring system comprises four major components, including (i) meeting the Global Standards’criteria, (ii) GFSI recognised food safety standards and other international standards certificates, (iii) Training and (iv) Extension of traceability coverage to external business partners.

ECR Index*

In order to improve the speed and capability of companies to deal with incidents, the scheme has added a ECR Index. The Index is developed according to the Global Efficient Consumer Response (Global ECR) which provides companies with a deeper evaluation on the capabilities according to the KPI about the implementation of supply chain's efficiency of ECR. The Index comprises four focus perspectives and 4 criteria.

Apply to both Scheme*

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Award Categories for Scoring System

Diamond, Gold and Silver Enterprise awards are presented to the recognised companies based on the assessment results.

 

Diamond Enterprise Winner 

This award is presented to enterprises that have implemented food safety and traceability standards in its supply chain management system, with particular procedures intended to ensure highest food safety and quality are being achieved.

 


Gold Enterprise Winner

This award recognises the enterprise that has demonstrated the excellent level of global safety and traceability standards implementation and the food traceability system maturity. 

 

 

Silver Enterprise Winner

This award recognises enterprises that have demonstrated an high level of global safety and traceability standards implementation and the food traceability system maturity.

 


ECR Index

  3 Stars

This index is presented to the enterprises that show an excellent level of responses rate and capabilities to deal with incidents while the implementation of ECR in terms of the supply chain efficiency.

 


  2 Stars

This index is presented to the enterprises that show the best responses rate and capabilities to deal with incidents while the implementation of ECR in terms of the supply chain efficiency.

 


  1 Star

This index is presented to the enterprises that show a high responses rate and capabilities to deal with incidents while the implementation of ECR in terms of the supply chain efficiency.

 
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The 20 winning enterprises of Quality Food Scheme 2020

Diamond Enterprise


 

 

 

 
 


Gold Enterprise

   


Silver Enterprise

 

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The 20 winning enterprises of Quality Food Scheme 2019

Diamond Enterprise


 

 

 

 
   


Gold Enterprise


 
   


Silver Enterprise

 
     

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The 22 winning enterprises of Quality Food Scheme 2018

Diamond Enterprise


 

 

 
 
     

Gold Enterprise


 

 

 


Silver Award Enterprise

 

 
     

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The 21 winning enterprises of Quality Food Scheme 2017

 

Diamond Enterprise

 

 

 

 

Gold Enterprise

 

 

 

 

Silver Enterprise

 

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The 18 winning enterprises of Quality Food Scheme 2016

 

GOLD ENTERPRISE WINNERS

 

 

 

   

 

SILVER ENTERPRISE WINNERS

 

 

GOLD ENTERPRISE WINNER

Melco Crown (City of Dreams) Hotels Limited and Altira Hotel Limited

 

SILVER ENTERPRISE WINNER

Ocean Three Development Ltd.

 

2-YEARS WINNER

Wyeth (Hong Kong) Holding Company Limited

 

 

Award Presentation Ceremony

Food Scheme award presentation ceremony 2016 was organised in parallel with GS1 Hong Kong Food Industry Form on 16 August 2016, which received a remarkable achievement gathering over 150 industry stakeholders and pioneers to share best practices and exchange insight in food safety and traceability in uplifting consumer trust.

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The 14 winning enterprises of Quality Food Scheme 2015

 

GOLD ENTERPRISE WINNERS

   

 

SILVER ENTERPRISE WINNERS

   

 

Award Presentation Ceremony

Food Scheme award presentation ceremony 2015 was organised in parallel with GS1 Hong Kong Food Industry Form on 18 June 2015, which received a remarkable achievement gathering over 150 industry stakeholders and pioneers to share best practices and exchange insight in food safety and traceability in uplifting consumer trust.

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Headline Daily, 28th Aug 2019

 

 

Headline Daily, 31st Jul 2019

 

 

Headline Daily, 26th Apr 2019

 

 

Headline Daily, 20th Jul 2018

 

 

Headline Daily, 11th May 2018

 

 

 

 

Supply Chain Plus Magazine (Issue 22)

 

Headline Daily, 1st Aug 2016

 

 

 

APEC GDS Polits 2015

 

APEC GDS Polits 2016

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"Quality Food Scheme 2021" Application Procedures


 

Eligibility 

Companies who have engaged in food business with over one year of operation in Hong Kong or Macau are eligible to apply.                

                                                 
Application

Submit the signed application form with application fee by post or in person to GS1 Hong Kong. 
GS1 Hong Kong 
22/F,OTB Building,160 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

 

"2021 Quality Food Scheme"​ Application Fee

The fee for each application is HK$16,000. Fees should be paid by crossed cheque made payable to “GS1 Hong Kong Ltd” within 7 days after form submission. Please write down the name of the participating company, contact person and telephone number at the back of the cheque with the remark “2021 Quality Food Scheme”.

 

"2021 Quality Food Scheme ​+" Application Fee

The fee for each application is HK$24,000. Fees should be paid by crossed cheque made payable to “GS1 Hong Kong Ltd” within 7 days after form submission. Please write down the name of the participating company, contact person and telephone number at the back of the cheque with the remark “2021 Quality Food Traceability Scheme +”.

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