Hong Kong Suspends Poultry Imports from Maine-et-Loire Over H5N3 Bird Flu

The food safety authority of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) announced Wednesday [27 September 2017] a ban on import of poultry meat and eggs from Maine-et-Loire Department of France…Full Article: Xinhua Sept 2017 Key Point Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety (CFS) banned poultry imports, including eggs, from the Maine-et-Loire, west-central France, due

Hong Kong Suspends Meat Imports from Brazilian Companies on Suspicion of Falsified Certificates

Hong Kong authorities on Thursday [21 September 2017] suspended meat imports from a Brazilian exporter and two producers on suspicions that health certificates had been falsified for 10 shipments of frozen chicken feet and livestock offal. Some shipments should have only been intended as pet food, Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety said in a

Hong Kong Bans Poultry Imports from Padua Province, Italy, Over H5N8 Bird Flu

The food safety authority of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) announced on Monday [18 September 2017] a ban on the import of poultry meat and eggs from a province of Italy…Full Article: Xinhua Sept 2017 Key Point Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety (CFS) banned poultry imports, including eggs, from the Province of

Hong Kong Researchers Confirm H7N9 Mutation Enhances Viral Acquisition and Replication in Humans

A mutation in H7N9 avian flu virus that can enhance the ability of the virus to infect humans was identified by researchers from the University of Hong Kong, which made the finding public on Wednesday…Full Article: Xinhua Finance Mar 2017 Key Point The H7N9 nucleotide substitution (NS-G540A) mutation enhances viral acquisition and replication in mammalian

Antibiotic-Resistant Gene Found in 87% of Sampled Chicken Meat in Shandong Province

Drug-resistant bacteria can be found easily in China’s poultry production chain – from hatcheries to supermarkets – according to recent research by scientists from China, the US and Europe, underscoring the need for Beijing to control the use of antibiotics…Full Article: South China Morning Post Feb 2017 Key Points In April 2017, China will ban