The Center for Food Safety of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government announced on the 15th that it immediately instructed the industry to suspend imports of poultry meat and poultry products (including poultry eggs) from South Korea, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland and parts of Japan to protect the health of the public in Hong Kong.

  The World Organisation for Animal Health notified that highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza had occurred in Chungcheongbuk Province, South Korea, Rokaland County, Norway, and Groningen Province, the Netherlands; the Polish Veterinary Inspection Service notified that a highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza outbreak occurred in Sokołowski District, Masovian Province, Poland; Japan The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries notified an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

  A spokesperson for the center said that Hong Kong and Norway currently only have a poultry meat import mechanism, and there is no poultry egg import mechanism.

According to the Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong imported about 10 metric tons of frozen poultry meat and about 280,000 eggs from South Korea in the first nine months of this year; about 15 metric tons of frozen poultry meat was imported from Norway; and about 733 were imported from the Netherlands. 10 metric tons of frozen poultry meat; about 4,070 metric tons of frozen poultry meat and about 24.82 million poultry eggs imported from Poland; about 40 metric tons of chilled poultry meat, about 2,500 imported from Japan 30 tonnes of frozen poultry meat and approximately 210.28 million poultry eggs.

  The spokesperson said: "The center has contacted the authorities of South Korea, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland and Japan regarding the relevant incidents, and will continue to closely monitor the news about the outbreak of avian influenza issued by the World Organisation for Animal Health and relevant authorities, and take appropriate actions based on the development of the local epidemic. "(Headquarters reporter Jin Dong Zhu Dan)

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