Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has announced a total ban on the importation of poultry meat and products, including poultry eggs from Togo effective Friday August 26…Full Article: AfricaNews Aug 2016

Key Point

  • According to a representative of Hong Kong’s CFS, Hong Kong has no formal import protocols for Togolese poultry meat and eggs, noting that Hong Kong does not import these goods from Togo.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In May 2016, Hong Kong banned imports of poultry products from Bidar District, Karnataka State, northern India, due to an outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza.
  • In January 2016, Hong Kong banned imports of poultry products from Lot Department, southern France, due to an outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza.
  • In December 2015, Hong Kong banned imports of poultry products from Bavaria’s Cham District due to an outbreak of H5N2 avian influenza.
  • In January 2015, Hong Kong banned imports of poultry products from southern Japan’s Okayama Prefecture due to a H5 avian influenza outbreak.
  • In January 2015, Taiwan culled 120,000 chickens in Pingtung County due to an outbreak [detected on 9 January 2015] of H5N2 avian influenza.
  • In late December 2014, Hong Kong banned imports from various US poultry products after cases of H5N2 were reported in Whatcom County, Washington (bordering British Columbia).
  • In April 2014, Hong Kong banned imports of poultry products from Japan’s Kumamoto Prefecture due to a H5 avian influenza outbreak.
  • There are nine potential subtypes of H5 viruses: H5N1, H5N2, H5N3, H5N4, H5N5, H5N6, H5N7, H5N8, and H5N9.

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