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Import of poultry meat and products from Madibeng Local Municipality in South Africa suspended (19.4.2018)

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (April 19) that in view of a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza in Madibeng Local Municipality in South Africa, the CFS has instructed the trade to suspend the import of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) from the area with immediate effect to protect public health in Hong Kong.

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