HK resumes poultry imports from UK's Suffolk, Norfolk counties 2008-08-12 21:52:08   Print

    HONG KONG, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong has resumed importing poultry meat and products from Suffolk and Norfolk of the United Kingdom as the counties have taken control measures and no more avian flu cases have been reported, the Center for Food Safety of Hong Kong said here Tuesday.

    The center suspended processing of applications from Suffolk and Norfolk counties after highly pathogenic avian influenza H5 cases were confirmed in poultry farms in November 2007. It has resumed British poultry imports last month, except from Suffolk, Norfolk, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire counties.

    "However, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire counties are still under suspension since these two counties have been previously included in the surveillance zone due to confirmation of highly pathogenic avian influenza H7 cases in poultry farms in June this year."

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