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HK back to Processing Saskatchewan Applications

by 5m Editor
6 February 2008, at 1:42pm

HONG KONG - The Center for Food Safety (CFS) of Hong Kong announced Wednesday that applications for import poultry from the province of Saskatchewan, Canada would resume with immediate effect.

According to the center, processing of applications for importing poultry, game birds, and their products from Saskatchewan will take effect at once.

The center suspended processing of applications from Saskatchewan following confirmation of a case involving the highly pathogenic avian influenza H7N3 on a farm in the province last September.

"In view of the control measures taken by the province of Saskatchewan and the fact that there are no other cases of avian influenza reported, we decide to resume processing of applications from the country," a CFS spokesman said.