Hong Kong Bans Poultry Imports from Kumamoto Prefecture, Southern Japan, over H5 Bird Flu

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

Zhejiang Province to Permanently Shut Down Live Poultry Markets Due to H7N9 Bird Flu

Live poultry markets in central areas of major cities in Zhejiang Province will be permanently closed by July 1, authorities announced Tuesday [28 January 2014]. The notification comes as operations at many live poultry markets have been suspended amid a winter spike in the number of H7N9 bird flu cases…Full Article: The Global Times Jan