April 28, 2012

 

Hong Kong imposes three-week poultry ban from China's Liaoning

 

 

The Center for Food Safety of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China banned on Thursday (Apr 26) poultry products import, including eggs and frozen poultry, from China's northeast province of Liaoning for three weeks.

 

The move was implemented due to a confirmed case of avian influenza H5N1 in Dalian, Liaoning, from which about 28,000 tonnes of frozen poultry and 103 million poultry eggs were imported last year.

 

The centre said the Hong Kong government has developed a zonal approach policy as a general guideline in dealing with different outbreak scenarios in Guangdong and other provinces.

 

In the event of a confirmed case of avian influenza poultry infection in any province outside Guangdong, the import of poultry products from that province will be suspended for at least 21 days.