Hong Kong bans poultry imports from Uganda, Germany, India, Japan


Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety (CFS) announced on January 17 that in view of notifications from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about outbreaks of H5N8 avian influenza (AI) in the state of Bavaria in Germany and Kottayam district in Kerala State of India, and an outbreak of H5 AI in Uganda and a notification from the Japanese authorities about an outbreak of AI in Gifu prefecture, the CFS has banned the import of poultry meat and products including eggs from the mentioned places.

In the first 11 months of last year, Hong Kong imported about 9300 tonnes of frozen poultry meat and 2 million eggs from Germany, and about 6800 tonnes of frozen poultry meat and 45 million eggs from Japan, said a CFS spokesman as quoted by Sat PR News.


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