Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety on Monday announced that it had banned the import of poultry and poultry products, including poultry eggs, from Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan with immediate effect. The move was taken for the protection of Hong Kong’s public and animal health as the center received notification from the Japanese authorities about an outbreak of high-pathogenic H5 avian influenza on a broiler farm in the prefecture…Full Article: China Daily Apr 2014

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  • In 2013, Hong Kong imported 8,000 MTs of frozen poultry meat and 17 million eggs from Japan

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  • In January 2014, Hong Kong confirmed its first case of H7N9 bird flu in poultry that originated from Guangdong Province

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