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HK - April 10 the next poultry rest day

by 5m Editor
9 April 2007, at 9:57am

HONG KONG - The next poultry rest day falls on April 10, the Food & Environmental Hygiene Department says.

Operators of market stalls and fresh provision shops must slaughter all live poultry on their premises before noon, and suspend business in the afternoon and evening to carry out thorough cleaning and disinfection.

All poultry retailers must strictly observe the rest day conditions. They must not remove any unsold live poultry from their premises to avoid slaughtering them before the start of the rest day.

Staff from the department will inspect the poultry outlets on the day. Failure to comply with the rest-day conditions will lead to immediate cancellation of fresh provision shop licences or termination of market stall tenancies.

Live poultry may be sold on the morning of April 10, but none will be sold from noon until the following morning.

5m Editor