Hong Kong halts poultry from Germany

17-10-2008 | |

Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety has announced that imports of poultry and poultry products from Germany are suspended with immediate effect.

“The decision was taken following confirmation of a case involving the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 on a poultry farm in the country,” said a spokesman for the Centre.
It is reported that Hong Kong has imported approx. 1,400 t of frozen poultry meat or offal from Germany since April this year.