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Import of poultry meat and products from Middelfart Municipality in Denmark suspended
     The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (March 18) that in view of a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about an outbreak of low pathogenic H7 avian influenza in Middelfart Municipality, Denmark, 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.

     A CFS spokesman said that Hong Kong imported about 1 340 tonnes of frozen poultry meat and about 1 560 000 poultry eggs from Denmark last year.
     "The CFS has contacted the Danish 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/Monday, March 18, 2019
Issued at HKT 15:50
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