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Hong Kong suspends import of poultry meat and products from Kagawa Prefecture in Japan

Christian Fernsby |
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced has instructed the trade to suspend the import of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) from the prefecture with immediate effect to protect public health in Hong Kong.

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Topics: HONG KONG    JAPAN   

A CFS spokesman said that according to the Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong imported about 50 tonnes of chilled poultry meat, about 4 300 tonnes of frozen poultry meat and about 200 million poultry eggs from Japan in the first nine months of this year.

"The CFS has contacted the Japanese authorities over the issue and will closely monitor information issued by the World Organisation for Animal Health on the avian influenza outbreaks. Appropriate action will be taken in response to the development of the situation," the spokesman said.


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