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 to an outbreak of outbreak of H5N3 avian influenza. From January to June 2017, Hong Kong imported approximately 7,700 MTs of frozen poultry meat and 6 million eggs from France.

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  • In September 2017, Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety (CFS) banned poultry imports, including eggs, from the Province of Padua, northern Italy, due to an outbreak of H5N8 avian influenza. From January to June 2017, Hong Kong imported approximately 1,000 MTs of frozen poultry meat and 10,000 eggs from Italy.
  • There are nine potential subtypes of H5 viruses: H5N1, H5N2, H5N3, H5N4, H5N5, H5N6, H5N7, H5N8, and H5N9.

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