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Hong Kong suspends poultry imports from regions of Denmark and Sweden

Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety (CFS) announced suspensions of poultry meat imports from the Bornholm municipality in Denmark and Östergötland County in Sweden.

2 March 2021, at 9:33am

The suspensions follow outbreaks of H5N8 avian influenza in both countries. A CFS spokesman said that the import suspension also covers poultry eggs from the regions.

A CFS spokesman said that according to the Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong imported about 1,550 tonnes of frozen poultry meat from Sweden last year. Hong Kong also imported about 1 640 tonnes of chilled and frozen poultry meat and about 1.33 million poultry eggs from Denmark last year.