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Import of poultry meat and products from Kętrzyński District of Warmińsko-Mazurskie Region in Poland suspended
     ​The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (June 1) that in view of a notification from the General Veterinary Inspectorate of Poland about an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in Kętrzyński District of Warmińsko-Mazurskie Region in Poland, 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 according to the Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong imported about 740 tonnes of frozen poultry meat from Poland in the first three months of this year.

     "The CFS has contacted the Polish authority over the issue and will closely monitor information issued by the World Organisation for Animal Health and the relevant authorities on the avian influenza outbreak. Appropriate action will be taken in response to the development of the situation," the spokesman said.
Ends/Thursday, June 1, 2023
Issued at HKT 16:20
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