May 19, 2012
China's Liaoning Province continues poultry exports
The Liaoning Province of China has recommenced its poultry product exports (including poultry eggs and frozen poultry) on May 17, the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) announced.
"We have decided to resume the import of poultry eggs and frozen poultry from the area as appropriate monitoring and control measures have been taken by the Mainland authorities following a confirmed case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 earlier in Dalian city," a CFS spokesman said.
No notifications of further poultry or human cases of HPAI infection in that area had been received since April 26, he said, adding that the CFS would continue to monitor the situation in the area and take necessary measures to safeguard public health.
The CFS suspended the import of poultry products from Liaoning Province for 21 days from April 26 in accordance with the zonal approach policy. The policy deals with different outbreak scenarios of HPAI within and outside Guangdong Province.