Hong Kong bans import of poultry meat and products from Lao Cai Province, Vietnam
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (August 24) that in view of a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 avian influenza in Lao Cai Province, Vietnam, it has banned the import of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) from the province with immediate effect to protect public health in Hong Kong.
Temporary suspension of the processing of import application was imposed on the import of live poultry and/or poultry meat from affected countries/regions
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