The Hong Kong food safety authority said on Monday [19 December 2016] that it has banned the import of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) from Japan’s Hokkaido and Britain’s Lincolnshire…Full Article: ECNS.cn Dec 2016

The Hong Kong food safety authority said on Tuesday [20 December 2016] that it has banned the import of poultry meat and products from a county in southeastern Poland…Full Article: ECNS.cn Dec 2016

The Hong Kong food safety authority said on Wednesday [21 December 2016] that it has banned the import of poultry meat and products from areas of Germany and the Netherlands…Full Article: ECNS.cn Dec 2016

The Hong Kong food safety authority said on Thursday [22 December 2016] that it has banned the import of poultry meat and products from a prefecture in southwestern Japan following an outbreak of bird flu…Full Article: ECNS.cn Dec 2016

The Hong Kong food safety authority said on Friday [23 December 2016] that it has banned the import of poultry products from a bird flu-hit island in southeastern Sweden…Full Article: ECNS.cn Dec 2016

Key Points

  • Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety (CFS) banned poultry imports from Hokkaido Prefecture (northern Japan), Lincolnshire (central-eastern England), Przemyśl County (southeastern Poland), North Rhine-Westphalia (western Germany), and Overijssel (central-eastern Netherlands) owing to bird flu outbreaks of H5N8.
  • Poultry imports were also banned from Miyazaki Prefecture (southern Japan) due to an H5N6 outbreak, while the ban on poultry imports from Utö Island (near Stockholm, Sweden) was for an unspecified strain.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In mid-January 2015, Chiayi County (southwestern Taiwan) destroyed more than 1,500 geese due to an H5N8 outbreak. Meanwhile, 120,000 chickens were culled 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 addition, H5N8 was detected in Winston, Oregon (~450 miles south of Whatcom).
  • In early September 2014, an outbreak of H5N6 was reported on a geese farm in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province. It was reported that approximately 18,000 geese died in August 2014 on the farm and 69,000 poultry were subsequently culled.

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