Hong Kong suspends import of poultry products from Mexican state


Source: Xinhua (China)| Editor: ZX



HONG KONG, July 11 (Xinhua) -- The food safety authority of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) announced Thursday that it will suspend the import of poultry product from a state of Mexico due to bird flu outbreaks there.


The Center for Food Safety (CFS) of the HKSAR government's Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said that in view of a notification from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) about outbreaks of highly pathogenic H7N3 avian influenza in the State of Guanajuato in Mexico, the CFS has instructed 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 has currently established a protocol with Mexico for import of poultry meat but not for poultry eggs...