China's Hong Kong suspends import of poultry from Milan over bird flu outbreakStaff Writer | November 1, 2017
The food safety authority of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) announced suspension of poultry products imports from the province of Milan in Italy over an outbreak of bird flu.
Food trade Hong Kong imported about 1,300 tons of frozen poultry meat
The suspension, with immediate effect, is to protect public health in Hong Kong, the CFS said.
A CFS spokesman said that in the first nine months of this year, Hong Kong imported about 1,300 tons of frozen poultry meat and 12,000 poultry eggs from Italy.
"The CFS has contacted the Italian 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. ■