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Hong Kong Lifts Ban on Japanese Poultry

by 5m Editor
30 December 2010, at 12:17am

HONG KONG - Hong Kong has resumed the import of poultry products from Japan, except for the region affected by the recent outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

Hong Kong resumed accepting applications for poultry imports from Japan, with exception of Shimane Prefecture, where an outbreak of avian influenza H5 was reported earlier this month, regional authorities said on 28 December.

A Chinese source reports that Hong Kong had suspended imports of poultry meat and products from Japan on 3 December, after an outbreak of avian influenza H5 was confirmed in Yasugi City in Shimane.

Center for Food Safety of Hong Kong said it decided to resume accepting applications for poultry imports because of the control measures of Japan. Also, no more cases of the influenza have been reported.

The Center said it will continue to monitor the situation in Shimane.

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