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  1. Stop dragging feet over live chicken sales

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If Hong Kong's live chicken stalls are closed because of the bird flu threat, the poultry trade says 3,000 people would lose their jobs and part of the local culture might be lost ... considerations have made closing the stalls and introducing central slaughtering of chickens an unpalatable political decision for the government. But amid the global alert over the danger of a flu ...

  2. Shoppers shun chicken, diners offered duck

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Hengmian township, Shanghai Chicken breasts, wings and feet were still being sold yesterday at a township food market in eastern Shanghai despite the seizure of all live poultry by officials on Friday. While it was business as usual, many people were unwilling to buy poultry. One vendor, Mrs Wang insisted her chickens were safe. At the Taste of Chicken restaurant ...

  3. Flu cases prompt new look at vaccine

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... chicken on its feet,' he said. The government had visited all 30 chicken farms across the city and so far, there were no reports of suspected outbreaks of avian flu. ... of the virus in a dead bird found in the Cheung Sha Wan Temporary Wholesale Poultry Market, scientists at the University of Hong Kong are analysing DNA samples from the dead chicken and live birds ...

  4. Chicken buyout on despite shortfall

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Fanny W. Y. Fung Low surrender rate of licences does not deter minister from plan to cut bird flu risk The government will press ahead with its buyout of live-chicken ... agreed to give retailers another two months to abandon the trade. The health minister said the sale of live chickens would drop significantly even though its target had not been met, ...

  5. Little to fear from bird flu- unless you're a chicken

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mutations away from a pandemic virus. For years, we've been haunted by the spectre of bird flu, which was first known to kill humans here in Hong Kong, in 1997. That spring, 4,500 chickens died ... may carry flu viruses linked to those that threaten people. He led researchers who found bird flu in poultry markets and over a million chickens were slaughtered, supposedly halting the onset ...

  6. Chickens go cheap as live sales restart

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Live-chicken sales will resume today after a three-week ban following a bird flu threat, and prices are likely to be cheaper than usual because of a supply glut. About 400,000 chickens ... it was confirmed that a dead bird found at a wholesale market was infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus. Chow said the demand for local chickens was forecast to rise from 7,000 to about 10,000 a day. ...

  7. Chicken supplier's products banned

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei and Adrian Wan Imports of frozen chickens and all other poultry products from a Shenzhen supplier will be banned in Hong Kong for 21 days from yesterday, after the bird flu death ... for Food Safety, the factory supplies about 5,000 frozen chickens and 2,000 geese and ducks to Hong Kong every day. The total daily supply from the mainland is around 7,000 live chickens ...

  8. Chickens culled after H5N1 find

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Ada Lee The early birds were lucky, the rest missed out. Hongkongers quickly snapped up the few live chickens remaining on market stalls yesterday after the government halted supplies from wholesalers and ordered a cull following the discovery of deadly H5N1 bird flu in a dead chicken on Tuesday. The discovery at the Cheung Sha Wan Temporary Wholesale Poultry ...

  9. Cull halts HK live-chicken supplies after H5N1 found

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Hong Kong will have no live-chicken supplies for three weeks, with the government to cull 17,000 chickens in the Cheung Sha Wan Temporary Wholesale Poultry Market today after a chicken found dead there was confirmed to have the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain. The suspension means people will not be able to buy live chicken for their winter solstice ...

  10. Chicken flock given clean bill of health after flu tests

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Fears of a new bird flu outbreak were temporarily put to ease yesterday after all samples of chickens from wholesale markets and local farms were found ... said it remained uncertain whether the dead chicken found in the Cheung Shan Wan market carrying H5N1 was from the mainland or if it had been infected by wild birds. Chow said the government ...




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