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  1. Next rest day for poultry industry will be Thursday

    Posted Nov 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 4.51pm: The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) on Tuesday reminded poultry stall operators and the public that the next rest day falls on Thursday, a spokesman said. 'Operators of market stalls and fresh provision shops selling live poultry must suspend business on the rest day to carry out thorough cleaning and disinfection,' ...

  2. Smoothing ruffled feathers

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok A monk prays for the spirits of poultry during a ceremony joined by more than 1,000 people at Po Lin Monastery. About 100 monks from overseas, Shanghai and Hong Kong chanted mantras at the event. The Hong Kong Poultry Wholesalers Association said the ceremony was to pray for peace and to comfort the spirits of poultry that died worldwide, such as those killed due ...

  3. Rural workers will suffer from 'excessive' bird flu measures: official

    Posted Feb 10th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma 'Excessive' measures against bird flu, such as stopping the consumption of poultry, would inflict huge losses on mainland farmers, a top agricultural policymaker ... of poultry as long as strict measures were in place. 'It is important to step up quarantining [of poultry]. However, if it is done excessively and if there are misconceptions that people should ...

  4. $239m offer to poultry industry

    Posted May 25th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Poultry vendors and workers will be offered $239 million in financial assistance under the government's proposed scheme to do away with the live poultry industry. The Health, Welfare and Food Bureau wants to end live sales for health reasons. Vendors will be offered payments equivalent to about 39 months' rent on their stalls if they voluntarily give up ...

  5. Strike threat renewed over poultry imports ban

    Posted Mar 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hundreds of angry chicken industry workers yesterday staged a demonstration against the government's continuing ban on live poultry imports from the mainland. ... the agriculture and fisheries sector, to quickly resume imports was voted down. The protesters chanted slogans outside the Legco and handed a petition to legislators. The poultry import ban has been ...

  6. Traders raise doubts over basis of live poultry ban

    Posted Apr 05th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Poultry traders expressed doubts yesterday over the government's claims that mainland authorities were unwilling to resume live poultry exports to Hong Kong in the interests of public health. The Poultry Wholesalers and Retailers Association sent a delegation to Beijing last week to meet officials from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection ...

  7. HK bans mainland poultry imports

    Posted Jan 31st 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... in Guangdong Hong Kong last night banned the import of live birds and poultry meat from the mainland as the bird flu virus was confirmed in two provinces and suspected cases emerged in Guangdong and two others. The ban also covers frozen and chilled poultry. A spokesman for the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau said: 'We have received notification from the mainland authorities ...

  8. Poultry traders cry foul at restriction on live imports

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Industry leaders threaten to complain to Ombudsman and Consumer Council Poultry traders yesterday threatened to go to the Ombudsman and the Consumer Council if the government does not allow the full resumption of live chicken imports from the mainland. Steven Wong Wai-chuen, chairman of the Hong Kong Poultry Wholesale and Retailing Association, said it was difficult ...

  9. Poultry ban

    Posted Feb 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong government announced a ban on imports of live birds and poultry meat from the mainland on Friday- two days after a bird flu outbreak was first confirmed in Guangxi. Did the government move fast enough in its attempt to keep the virus out of Hong Kong? Share your views: write to us. ...

  10. Live poultry markets in Shanghai forced to close

    Posted Feb 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Those selling pre-slaughtered birds are urged to enforce strict quarantine Shanghai banned the sale and slaughter of live poultry at local markets yesterday to stop the further spread of bird flu after a suspected outbreak was detected in a farm on the city's outskirts last Friday. All the city's live poultry markets had been closed by yesterday under ...




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