China Lifts Bans on US Beef

China on Thursday [22 September 2016] lifted a decade-plus ban on some beef products from the United States, according to agriculture and quarantine regulators. The ban on bone-in and boneless beef from cattle under 30 months old from the United States was removed effective immediately, said a statement released by the Ministry of Agriculture and

Hong Kong Blocks Potential Poultry Imports from Togo Over H5N1 Bird Flu Outbreak

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

Hong Kong Bans Poultry Imports from Friesland, Netherlands, Over H7N9 Avian Influenza

Hong Kong’s food safety authorities announced on Monday [13 June 2016] to ban the import of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) from the Province of Friesland in the Netherlands due to an outbreak of low pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza in the province…Full Article: People’s Daily Online June 2016 Key Point From January to

Hong Kong Bans Poultry Imports from northern Karnataka State, southern India, Over H5N1 Outbreak

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (May 13) that in view of a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in Bidar District, Karnataka State of India, it has banned the import of poultry meat

Japan Asks China to Lift Fukushima-related Import Ban on Agricultural Products

Japan urged China on Monday [21 March 2016] to scrap import restrictions on farm, forestry and fisheries products that were put in place after the Fukushima nuclear crisis erupted in March 2011. Kazuyoshi Honkawa, vice minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, made the request at a bilateral subcabinet-level dialogue in Beijing on agricultural issues. The

Hong Kong Bans Poultry Imports from Lot Department, Southern France, Over Bird Flu Outbreak

Hong Kong authorities announced Wednesday [6 January 2016] that they have banned the import of poultry meat and products from France’s Lot Department because of outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza. The Center for Food Safety (CFS) of Hong Kong’s Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said that in view of a notification from the