March 7, 2012


Hong Kong refutes Taiwanese poultry imports



Hong Kong denies import of any live poultry or poultry meat from Taiwan; only a small quantity of poultry eggs was bought, a spokesman for the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said.


"According to information provided by major egg importers, the poultry eggs imported from Taiwan were not supplied by the affected areas," said the spokesman in response to the outbreaks of H5N2 avian influenza in central and southern Taiwan.


"We will continue to monitor information issued by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on the avian influenza outbreak in Taiwan and will maintain close contacts with major local egg importers, distributors and supermarkets," the spokesman added.