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  1. Cages empty rapidly as shoppers starved of fresh meat rush stalls

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... 'I do not want either the central abattoir or chilled chickens.' Chan Yuk, 80, who was shopping at the Tai Po market, said: 'I am not worried [about bird flu] as it has passed. I've eaten dead chickens in the past and nothing has happened.' But others were still worried about bird flu despite the ban on stalls stocking chickens overnight. 'I am worried about ...

  2. Demand for action to combat overcrowding at chicken farms

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Wednesday, he said. Forty workers are being monitored for signs of bird flu. Food and Environmental Hygiene inspectors did not carry out any inspections when they visited eight registered farms ... on poultry deliveries. They claimed that some 390,000 plump chickens that were 70 to 90 days old were now ready for sale, and that that number would hit 1 million birds at 50 local farms by the time ...

  3. Retailers cut back orders because of ban

    Posted Jul 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... to enjoy live chickens. Can the government guarantee that there is no bird flu in chilled chickens?' ... they would not know the retail price until early today because wholesalers had yet to set theirs. They also said they were purchasing fewer chickens in the face of the ban on stocking unsold birds ...

  4. Traders forced to kill scores of chickens to beat daily deadline

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Kobi Chan

    ... early last month. New rules state any unsold poultry at the end of the business day at 8pm has to be slaughtered to prevent further bird flu outbreaks. A compensation package has also been ... desperate chicken vendors even staged clearance sales at markets from late afternoon in a bid to get rid of as many birds as possible before the 8pm deadline. Since sales resumed on Wednesday after ...

  5. New flu case raises fear of local spread

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Ella Lee, Martin Wong

    ... flu, which was first reported in Mexico, where it has killed 75 people, worries doctors because it combines human and bird flu genes with swine flu from three continents. The Hong Kong student ... Ella Lee, Martin Wong and Austin Chiu Hong Kong edged closer to a community outbreak of swine flu yesterday after confirming its fourth infection- in a woman who lived at home for four ...

  6. Roaring trade lures back wary retailers

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Austin Chiu

    ... response from customers. Stocks were sold out by noon at the 270 outlets- 180 wet market stalls and 90 fresh food shops- that reopened under a ban on keeping live birds overnight that deterred others. The wholesale price ranged from HK$10 to HK$14 a catty, while the average retail price was HK$30, HK$5 less than the price before the ban was imposed to stop a bird flu outbreak. ...



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