Hong Kong bans poultry from California county
April 25, 2014
by Meat&Poultry Staff
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HONG KONG – Hong Kong has banned imports of poultry and eggs from Stanislaus County, Calif., according to news reports.
The country's food-safety department implemented the ban following a World Organization for Animal Health report of an outbreak of low-pathogenic H5 avian influenza on a quail farm.
ShanghaiDaily.com noted that Hong Kong imported 150,000 tons of frozen poultry meat, 8 tons of chilled poultry meat and 600 million eggs from the US in 2013.