Hong Kong suspends poultry imports from bird flu-affected regions of South Africa

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The CFS made the announcement on 24 Might in response to the OIE uncover of extraordinarily pathogenic H5 chook flu in Midvaal Native Municipality and Emfuleni Native Municipality of Gauteng Province in South Africa. The import ban covers poultry meat and merchandise, along with eggs.

A CFS spokesman talked about that Hong Kong in the intervening time has a longtime protocol with South Africa for the import of poultry meat nonetheless not for poultry eggs. In maintaining with the Census and Statistics Division, no poultry meat was imported from South Africa throughout the first three months of this 12 months.

“The CFS has contacted the South African authorities over the difficulty and can carefully monitor info issued by the OIE and the related authorities on the avian influenza outbreaks. Applicable motion shall be taken in response to the event of the scenario,” the spokesman talked about.

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