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Hong Kong suspends poultry imports from Korea

By Aidan Fortune

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Hong Kong will no longer be able to dine on South Korean chicken, following the trade suspension
Hong Kong will no longer be able to dine on South Korean chicken, following the trade suspension

Related tags Avian influenza outbreaks South korea Influenza Poultry

The Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has announced that it has suspended imports of poultry meat and products from the Jeollabuk-do Province, Gyeongsangnam-do Province and Daegu Metropolitan City in South Korea.

This decision comes following notifications from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Korean authorities regarding outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N6​ and H5N8 avian influenza in these regions.

A CFS spokesman said that in the first nine months of this year, Hong Kong imported about 77 tonnes of frozen and chilled poultry meat and 390,000 poultry eggs from Korea.

The CFS has contacted the Korean authorities over the issue and will closely monitor information issued by the OIE on avian influenza outbreaks,​” he said. “Appropriate action will be taken in response to the development of the situation.​”

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