HKU nutrition scientist releases first report on Salt Content in Common Packaged Food Categories in Hong Kong and new food app to help Hongkongers make healthier food choices

Apr 19th 2018

The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and The George Institute for Global Health (the George Institute) jointly launched the FoodSwitch HK app which reveals how healthy or unhealthy a product is just by scanning its barcode with a smartphone.
The new food app will help consumers choose healthier food and drinks in the supermarket – at a glance.

The Hong Kong database, created by Dr Jimmy Louie, Assistant Professor in Food and Nutritional Science at the HKU School of Biological Sciences, contains information on nearly 13,000 products sold in major supermarket chain stores with regular updates on the items.


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