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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chicken companies threaten to sue government over culling compensation

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:41pm

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Director says he will give Food and Health Bureau two weeks to respond to letter Two local chicken production companies are threatening legal action against the government, claiming they are owed compensation for last month’s culling and the following three-week ban on the live poultry trade. Regal Cheng Chin-keung, the director of Emperor Chicken and Kamei ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Stocks sold quickly as local live chicken sales resume from three-week ban

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 01:24pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Brisk business as trade in local live poultry resumes; fears as mainland bird ban remains Live chickens flying off the shelves Wet markets welcomed queues of housewives and maids yesterday as trade in local live chickens resumed after a three-week ban imposed as a bird-flu prevention measure. Stall owners brought in extra stock from overcrowded local ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Sale of live chickens may be banned to protect Hong Kong, says CY Leung

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 09:59am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei Live chickens might have to go, says Leung It's time to consider whether live chickens should be taken off Hongkongers' shopping list, Leung Chun-ying said yesterday. The chief executive's suggestion- sure to upset those who say birds bought live taste better than chilled or frozen ones- came as 20,000 chickens were being culled after one from ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong bans live chicken sales after bird flu case in market

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 07:30pm by Stuart Lau and Lo Wei

    ... Stuart Lau and Lo Wei Three-week ban on live chicken sales after bird flu found at market The government yesterday banned the sale of live chickens for three weeks and is preparing to cull ... in China since last year. The decision sparked anger among chicken traders, who had been expecting bumper sales over the Lunar New Year. Fearing they would lose millions of dollars, some staged ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chicken cull hits dealers, but Hong Kong restaurants cope

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:29am by ADA LEE AND LO WEI

    ... Ada Lee and Lo Wei Restaurants cope with cull, dealers fare less well The culling of the city's stock of live chickens yesterday barely ruffled feathers among Chinese restaurants ... Chicken dishes are traditionally indispensable to New Year celebrations, while some families use fresh chicken dishes for religious rituals. But the threat of bird flu, coupled with lower costs, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    More powerful test on chickens to boost defence against bird flu

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 11:39am

    ... in the mainland, the health minister said on Thursday. Some 180 of 1,000 daily imports of live chickens will be taken for the new screening – three times the 60 samples taken from the two borders now, said ... for disinfection. “So far no chicken farm supplying live poultry to Hong Kong has been tested positive with H7N9 virus,” said Ko on Thursday morning. “But since the plasma test is more sensitive, it is hard ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New tests on chickens to boost bird-flu defences

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 03:58am by Lo Wei and He Huifeng

    ... Lo Wei and He Huifeng Blood-serum tests will complement DNA probes by showing whether chickens without the virus have been previously exposed New tests to boost bird-flu defences Additional tests will be conducted on imported and local chickens from Friday in an effort to boost Hong Kong's defences against the potentially fatal H7N9 strain of bird flu. The health ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    First H7N9 found on Chinese poultry farm

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:13am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the country's farms had so far been free from the deadly bird flu strain. Xinhua reported last night that Guangdong provincial agriculture authorities had confirmed finding traces of H7N9 in chicken ... chicken and noted that thorough cooking would kill the strain. Traces of H7N9 in chickens from the Zhuhai farm were first discovered by Macau authorities last week, according to the Macau Daily ...

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    WHO chief raises prospect of ban on live poultry sales

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 03:47am by LO WEI

    ... Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, formerly Hong Kong's director of health, also said that the regional culture of eating fresh chicken would have to evolve to help governments fight the diseases. ... and parts of southern Asia there is still an appetite for fresh chicken, she said. "You can't just blame the government." Chan said she believes the Hong Kong government is trying ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Legco backs payout over bird cull and sales ban

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 03:55am by Emily Tsang

    ... industry for its losses after a cull of 20,000 birds and a three-week ban on sales of live chickens amid a bird-flu scare. But poultry importers repeated their threat of "radical" action if a further four-month ban on chickens from the mainland was not eased. They had been due to meet Food and Health Bureau officials last night, but the meeting was postponed until Monday ...




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