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Ban on French poultry over bird flu outbreak

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The HK Centre for Food Safety yesterday (January 6) banned the import of poultry products, including eggs, from the Lot region in France.

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced yesterday (January 6) that in view of a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in various areas including Lot Department of France, it has banned the import of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) from Lot Department with immediate effect to protect public health in Hong Kong.

Import bans imposed earlier on poultry meat and products from other affected areas in France are still in force. About 9 800 tonnes of chilled and frozen poultry meat and 335 000 poultry eggs were imported into Hong Kong from France from January to November last year.

 

 

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