PARKnSHOP Food Safety Laboratory received the Accreditation for Organochlorine Pesticides Residue Testing under the Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS), granted by the Hong Kong Accreditation Service under the Innovation and Technology Commission, recognising PARKnSHOP’s capabilities to conduct such professional tests. Reports issued by the PARKnSHOP Food Safety Laboratory are now internationally recognised.
Currently, there are only seven laboratories accredited by HOKLAS for testing organochlorine pesticides and PARKnSHOP is the first supermarket chain in Hong Kong to receive the accreditation. Back in 2008, PARKnSHOP has already become the first retailer in Hong Kong to have earned the HOKLAS accreditation for microbiological testing of foods.
PARKnSHOP also led the industry with its unique “Farm Check” Good Agricultural Practice System for all vegetables farmed in Mainland China. Our agricultural experts assess, train, audit and monitor the farming process and management of each farm, assisted by a barcode tracking system monitoring the complete “farm-to-sale” history of each vegetable. PARKnSHOP only sources its vegetables from farms in Mainland China that comply with the “Farm Check” system, which includes an extensive laboratory testing programme now accredited under the HOKLAS scheme. Any farm that fails any of the inspections or laboratory tests will lose its “Farm Check” approved status. PARKnSHOP collects samples from each type of vegetable from each farm every night to carry out pesticide residue tests to ensure the vegetable sold at the supermarket is safe and of good quality.