August 13, 2008


Hong Kong resumes poultry imports from UK counties

Hong Kong has resumed importing poultry meat and products from UK's Suffolk and Norfolk as the counties have taken control measures and no more bird flu cases have been reported, according to the Centre for Food Safety of Hong Kong on Tuesday (August 12, 2008).


The centre suspended imports of British poultry after bird flu cases were discovered at poultry farms in Oxfordshire. However, the centre has resumed British poultry imports last month, except from Suffolk, Norfolk, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.


The ban on Suffolk and Norfolk has been lifted, but Oxfordshire and Warwickshire will remain under suspension as the two counties have been previously included in the surveillance zone due to confirmation of highly pathogenic bird flu H7 cases in poultry farms in June this year, according to the centre.

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