Hong Kong bans import of poultry meat and products from Pickens County, Alabama and Chattooga County, Georgia in US
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (March 27) that in view of a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about an outbreak of low pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza in Pickens County, Alabama in the United States (US), and a notification from the US authorities about an outbreak of low pathogenic H7 avian influenza in Chattooga County, Georgia, the CFS has banned the import of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) from the two areas with immediate effect to protect public health in Hong Kong.
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For more information on avian influenza, please visit the Centre for Health Protection thematic website at http://www.chp.gov.hk/en/view_content/24244.html