Hong Kong suspends import of poultry meat, products from Landes

Local | 3 Jan 2018 4:47 pm

The Centre for Food Safety announced today that it has instructed the trade to suspend import of poultry meat and products, including poultry eggs, from the Landes Department in France with immediate effect in view of a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health about an outbreak of low-pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza in the area.

The city imported about 10,700 tonnes of chilled and frozen poultry meat and 7 million poultry eggs from France, a spokesman for the food safety authority said.

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

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