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Mainland live chicken supply to resume tomorrow

     In response to media enquiries, a spokesman for the Food and Health Bureau said today (September 4) that notification has been received from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine that live chicken supply from the Mainland to Hong Kong will resume tomorrow. It is expected that about 6 800 live chickens will be imported to Hong Kong on the first day of resumption. There will also be about 1 500 live pigeons imported to Hong Kong tomorrow.

     The spokesman said, "All live poultry supplying to Hong Kong have passed both Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test and serology test for avian influenza (AI) on the Mainland and are equipped with health certificates issued by the relevant inspection and quarantine authorities on the Mainland. We will collect tissue and blood samples from the live poultry at the Man Kam To Control Point for doing H5 and H7 AI virus PCR test and serology test to reduce the risk of AI entering Hong Kong."

Ends/Thursday, September 4, 2014
Issued at HKT 21:34


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