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

Guizhou Province Bans Alcoholic Beverages at Government Events

Southwest China’s Guizhou Province has vowed to outlaw alcohol drinking at all government events and official receptions for the provincial civil servants, which an expert said is aimed at regulating officials’ behavior and enforcing the Party’s eight-point rules on austerity…Full Article: The Global Times Aug 2017 Key Point In September 2017, a ban on alcoholic

Heilongjiang Province Maintains Course to Institute GM Crop Ban in May 2017

Despite a backlash from scholars, the people of Heilongjiang, the northeastern province that grows more than 10 percent of China’s grain, appear to be standing united on its ban of genetically modified crops. Starting in May [2017], farmers will be prohibited from planting GM crops, according to a provincial regulation released in December. Observers have

Hong Kong Adds Romania and Central Chile’s Quilpue to List of Banned Poultry Exporters

Hong Kong authorities announced Tuesday [10 January 2017] that they have banned the import of poultry meat and products from Chile’s Quilpue and Romania…Full Article: The Global Times Jan 2017 Key Point Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety (CFS) banned poultry imports from Quilpue [~80 miles northeast of Santiago] due to an outbreak of low

Hong Kong Temporarily Bans More Poultry Imports from Poland and Japan Due to Bird Flu

Hong Kong food safety officials have placed a temporary suspension on the import of poultry meat and products from three more regions – in mainland China, Japan and Poland following the detection of bird flu strains in these areas…Full Article: South China Morning Post Dec 2016 Key Points Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety (CFS)