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Hong Kong suspends import of poultry meat and products from Ca Mau Province in Vietnam

Christian Fernsby |
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has instructed the trade to suspend the import of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) from the province to protect public health in Hong Kong.

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Topics: HONG KONG    POULTRY    VIETNAM   

A CFS spokesman said that Hong Kong has currently established a protocol with Vietnam for the import of poultry eggs but not for poultry meat.

According to the Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong imported about 3.25 million poultry eggs from Vietnam in the first six months of this year.

"The CFS has contacted the Vietnamese authorities over the issue and will closely monitor information issued by the OIE on the avian influenza outbreak. Appropriate action will be taken in response to the development of the situation," the spokesman said.


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