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Hong Kong bans import of poultry meat and products from Nyköping Municipality, Sweden
     The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (April 27) that in view of a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza in Nyköping Municipality of Sweden, it has banned the import of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) from the area with immediate effect to protect public health in Hong Kong.

     A CFS spokesman said that in the first three months of this year, Hong Kong imported about 71 tonnes of frozen poultry meat from Sweden.

     "The CFS has contacted the Swedish authorities over the issue and will closely monitor information issued by the OIE on avian influenza outbreaks. Appropriate action will be taken in response to the development of the situation," the spokesman said.
Ends/Thursday, April 27, 2017
Issued at HKT 15:20
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