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Poultry rest day set for March 25

by 5m Editor
23 March 2007, at 10:20am

HONG KONG - The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department reminds poultry stall operators and the public that the next poultry rest day falls on Sunday.

Operators of market stalls and fresh provision shops selling live poultry must suspend business on the rest day to carry out thorough cleaning and disinfection.

All poultry retailers should strictly observe rest-day conditions and ensure that all live poultry remaining in their stalls or shops are slaughtered before the rest day.

Stall owners and licensees must not remove any unsold live poultry from their premises to avoid slaughtering them before the start of the rest day.

The department will inspect each poultry outlet on the rest day. Failure to comply with the rest-day conditions will lead to immediate cancellation of shop licences or termination of market stall tenancies.

5m Editor