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Hong Kong suspends imports of poultry meat after bird flu outbreaks

 Workers in protective gear cull chickens at the Cheung Sha Wan Temporary Wholesale Poultry Market in Hong Kong, China, 07 June 2016. EPA-EFE FILE/JEROME FAVRE

Workers in protective gear cull chickens at the Cheung Sha Wan Temporary Wholesale Poultry Market in Hong Kong, China, 07 June 2016. EPA-EFE FILE/JEROME FAVRE

Beijing, Mar 13 (efe-epa).- Hong Kong on Tuesday suspended imports of poultry meat and eggs from certain parts of the United States, France and Mexico, following a warning of new outbreaks of avian flu by the World Organization for Animal Health.

The Special Administrative Region's Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department issued a statement on Tuesday detailing the extent of the ban.

"In view of notifications from the OIE, the CFS has instructed the trade to suspend the import of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) with immediate effect to protect public health in Hong Kong".

Last year the SAR imported around 290,000 tons of fresh and frozen poultry meat and 580 million eggs from the US, 14,000 tons of meat and 7.6 million eggs from France, and around 100 tons of meat from Mexico.

The CFS "has contacted the US, French and Mexican authorities over the issues" and "appropriate actions will be taken in response to the development of the situation," a CFS spokesman said.

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