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Import of poultry meat and products from areas in US suspended

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Import of poultry meat and products from areas in US suspended
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Import of poultry meat and products from areas in US suspended

2024-04-22 14:40 Last Updated At:17:07

Suspension of poultry imports from us regions: what you need to know

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (April 22) that in view of a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) about outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in Roosevelt County of the State of New Mexico and Grant County of the State of Kansas in the United States (US), the CFS has instructed the trade to suspend the import of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) from the above-mentioned areas with immediate effect to protect public health in Hong Kong.

A CFS spokesman said that according to the Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong imported about 37 770 tonnes of chilled and frozen poultry meat and about 83.84 million poultry eggs from the US last year.

"The CFS has contacted the American authority over the issue and will closely monitor information issued by the WOAH and the relevant authorities on the avian influenza outbreaks. Appropriate action will be taken in response to the development of the situation," the spokesman said.

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LD holds online exhibition on Employment Ordinance and Minimum Wage Ordinance

2024-05-22 09:00 Last Updated At:09:08

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The Labour Department (LD) is holding an online exhibition from 9am today (May 22) to 6pm May 24 on the LD's websitedisseminatinginformation about the Employment Ordinance and the Minimum Wage Ordinance to enhance the public's understanding of employment rights and benefits.

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