Hong Kong Food Safety Center:Imports of poultry meat and poultry products suspended in parts of the UK and Poland
By: Date: 2021-02-18 Categories: chinesefood Tags: ,
   The Hong Kong Food and Environmental Hygiene Department’s Center for Food Safety (Centre) announced on February 18 that in response to a report from the World Organisation for Animal Health, the outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in Fife, Scotland, and a report from the Polish Veterinary Inspection Service, Refers to the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Tarnogórski District, Silesia Province, Poland. The center immediately instructed the industry to suspend the import of poultry meat and poultry products (including poultry eggs) from these areas to protect the public health of Hong Kong.
  A spokesperson for the Centre said that according to the Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong imported about 11,130 tonnes of chilled and frozen poultry meat and about 420,000 poultry eggs from the UK last year; and imported from Poland About 13,500 metric tons of frozen poultry meat and about 39.08 million poultry eggs.
   spokesperson said:”The center has contacted the British and Polish authorities regarding the incident, and will continue to closely monitor the news about the outbreak of avian influenza from the World Organisation for Animal Health and relevant authorities, and take appropriate actions in response to the development of the local epidemic.”