May 18, 2012

 

Hong Kong resuming poultry imports after bird flu cases
 

 

Hong Kong is resuming poultry imports from the previously bird flu affected province of Liaoning, China, the Centre for Food Safety of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China revealed.

 

A spokesman for the centre said that frozen poultry and egg imports will resume, as the mainland authorities have implemented measures for monitoring and control of the confirmed case of HPAI reported in Dalian city.

 

No further cases of HPAI infection have been reported for the area since late April.

 

The Centre for Food Safety of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region banned the import of poultry products in April following a report of HPAI in April, suspending frozen poultry and egg imports from the province of Liaoning for 21 days.

 

Hong Kong retains different measures for different outbreak scenarios, for both within and outside of province of Guangdong.