Japanese poultry imports banned

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 04 December, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 04 December, 2010, 12:00am

All applications to import poultry and poultry products from Japan are suspended until further notice after the confirmation of an outbreak of the highly virulent H5 bird flu in Yasugi city, Shimane prefecture. The Centre for Food Safety is seeking further information. Hong Kong imported about 3,800 tonnes of frozen poultry from Japan from January to September this year.