Shenzhen Closes Two Wet Markets after Detecting the H7N9 Strain of Bird Flu

Health authorities ordered the closure yesterday of two Shenzhen wet markets where the deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu was detected. The wet markets are in the border city’s Longgang district. Today all poultry markets there will be closed for disinfecting…Full Article: South China Morning Post Dec 2013 Key point On 2 December 2013, Hong

Hong Kong Temporarily Suspends Poultry Imports from New South Wales over Detection of H7 Strain of Avian Influenza

Hong Kong has temporarily suspended the importation of Australian poultry products after an outbreak of a strain of bird flu at an egg farm near Young, in south-west New South Wales. The suspension applies to Australian live birds and poultry and to poultry products, including eggs, from New South Wales…Full-text article: ABC Rural Oct 2013

Cargill Inaugurates Poultry Facility in Anhui Province

Cargill held the inauguration ceremony of its world-class integrated poultry operation in Lai’an, Anhui today. Gary Locke, ambassador of the United States of America to China; Chris Langholz, president of Cargill Animal Protein China; Stan Ryan, corporate vice president of Cargill, and representatives from Chinese government agencies participated in the ceremony…Full-text article: SYS-CON Media Sep

The U.S. Allows Re-Exports of Processed Chicken from 4 Chinese Companies

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) gave approval for four Chinese poultry processors to import into the United States, lifting a ban set to protect Americans against deadly avian influenza breakouts. The processors will only be allowed to re-export heat-treated/cooked chicken that has been initially slaughtered in the U.S. or another nation that exports slaughtered

Hong Kong’s Former Top Veterinary Officer Urges the Government to Stop Live Poultry Imports from the Mainland

The city should stop importing live poultry from the mainland to cut the risk of the deadly H7N9 bird flu entering Hong Kong, said the government’s former top vet who is a specialist in epidemics. Howard Wong Kai-hay, who was principle veterinary officer at the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department until late last year, warned

China’s Poultry Industry Suffers More than $1.6 Billion in H7N9-Related Economic Losses

Losses of poultry-related enterprises nationwide have exceeded 10 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) since the first case of H7N9 bird flu was discovered, according to the National Poultry Industry Association. With all live poultry stands shut down in regions with H7N9 cases since early this month, poultry breeders, suppliers and sellers are facing tough times…Full-text article: