Import of poultry meat and products from Gyeonggi-do Province in Korea suspended


Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (January 8) that in view of a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 avian influenza in Gyeonggi-do Province in Korea, the CFS has instructed the trade to suspend import of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) from the province with immediate effect to protect public health in Hong Kong.

     A CFS spokesman said that in the first nine months of last year, Hong Kong imported about 77 tonnes of frozen and chilled poultry meat and 390 000 poultry eggs from Korea.

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



Published on: 2018-01-08

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