Hong Kong suspends poultry meat products from UK regions

Suspension issued due to avian influenza outbreaks
calendar icon 21 September 2023
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Hong Kong's Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced the suspension of poultry meat and products, including eggs, from Cheshire County and the East Staffordshire District in the UK following outbreaks of avian influenza this week. 

CFS said the suspension was issued to protect public health in Hong Kong.

A CFS spokesperson said that according to the Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong imported about 400 tonnes of chilled and frozen poultry meat and about 180,000 poultry eggs from the UK in the first six months of this year.

"The CFS has contacted the British authority over the issue and will closely monitor information issued by the WOAH and the relevant authorities on the avian influenza outbreaks. Appropriate action will be taken in response to the development of the situation," the spokesperson said.

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