Quality Food Traceability Scheme

Objective

The outbreaks of food incidents in recent years raised public concerns on food safety. End-to-end food traceability thus becomes an essential and pivotal element in food safety management. To encourage enterprises to optimize their food traceability practices, GS1 Hong Kong holds the “Quality Food Traceability Scheme” annually since 2015. Through performing a structural, standard-based audit, the Scheme aims to recognise local enterprises which demonstrate excellence in food traceability practices, including the effective adoption of international standards and technology for their food management systems to enable a high level of traceability with the ultimate goal of serving better and safer food to consumers.

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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 Traceability Scheme 2017” logo in marketing materials and enjoy additional exposure in: 
- Annual recognition ceremony
- Media partners and collaborating partners
- GS1 Hong Kong publications
- GS1 Hong Kong website and social media platforms

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Award Categories

Diamond, gold and silver 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.

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Judging criteria

The assessment criteria are mainly evaluated in accordance with Traceability Standard (GTS) which is jointly developed by over hundred of major industry practitioners worldwide, with cross reference to ISO 22005, ISO 9001, HACCP (ISO 22000:2005), BRC (British Retail Consortium) Global Standard – Food, IFS (International Featured Standard) – Food, SQF (Safe Quality Food), GlobalG.A.P., etc.

 

Scoring System  

Each application is audited based on a scoring scale of 0-100 points with reference to the criteria in the table below. The scoring system comprises three major components, including (i) GTS compliance, (ii) GFSI food safety certificate and other standards recognition, and (iii) traceability coverage extension to external business partners. The scoring components provide comparative values for evaluation on levels of implementation and maturity of food traceability system. Diamond, Gold or Silver trophy will be awarded to recognised companies based on the audit results.

*Aberdeen’s Food Safety and Traceability Report 2011

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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. 

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Professional Audit

The audit will be performed by professional auditors, including GS1 Hong Kong principal consultant and renowned partner professional audit companies: British Standards Institution (BSI) and Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA), who have expertise on standards and food industry related audits.

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Audit Principles & Definitions

The audit criteria are mainly evaluated in accordance with GTS, with cross reference to GFSI recognised food safety scheme such as BRC (British Retail Consortium) Global Standard – Food, IFS (International Featured Standard) – Food, SQF (Safe Quality Food), Global G.A.P, ISO 22005, ISO 9001, HACCP, etc. The 12 audit criteria are under 4 key focus perspectives on scope, procedures, resource management and supervisory control.

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The 18 winning enterprises of Quality Food Traceability 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 Traceability 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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Supply Chain Plus Magazine (Issue 22)

 

Headline Daily, 1st Aug 2016

Grocery Trade Magazine, Issue 7, 2016

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"Quality Food Traceability Scheme 2017" Application Procedures

Complete and sign the application form, submit together with application fee by one of the following means:
 

  1. Download the application form
     
  2. Submit through email: food@gs1hk.org or by fax: (852) 2861 2423
     
  3. Post/In Person: GS1 Hong Kong, 22/F, OTB Building, 160 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

 

 

Eligibility & Application Fee

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

Each application will be charged HK$16,000. 

 

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