The Food Safety Center (Center) of the Hong Kong Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced on January 8 that in response to a report from the Polish Veterinary Inspection Service that the outbreak was high in the Radzynski district of Lublin Province, Poland Sick Avian Influenza, and the World Organisation for Animal Health, referring to the outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza in the province of Noord Brabant in the Netherlands and the outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in Senegal, the center immediately instructed the industry to suspend the import of poultry and poultry products from the above areas ( Including poultry eggs) to protect the health of the public in Hong Kong.
The spokesperson of the center said that Hong Kong and Senegal have not established a mechanism for importing poultry meat and eggs, nor have they imported poultry meat or eggs from the country. According to the Census and Statistics Department, in the first nine months of last year, Hong Kong imported about 9,900 metric tons of frozen poultry meat and about 21.32 million poultry eggs from Poland, and about 4,600 metric tons of cold storage from the Netherlands. poultry.
A spokesperson for said:”The center has contacted the authorities in Poland, the Netherlands and Senegal regarding the incident, and will continue to closely monitor the World Organisation for Animal Health and relevant authorities’ issues concerning the outbreak of avian influenza. In response to the development of the local epidemic, appropriate actions will be taken.”
January 8, 2021 (Friday)