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  1. Ban on stocking of live chickens overnight looms in bird flu scare

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So and Ng Kang-chung A ban on the stocking of live chickens overnight at Hong Kong markets is looking increasingly likely- despite strong opposition from poultry traders. Health ... But Hong Kong Poultry Wholesalers and Retailers Association chairman Wong Wai-chuen said the city's situation was 'totally different' from that of Macau. 'Our stall rentals ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Dec 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Japanese poultry ban lifted The December 3 ban on importing poultry from Japan has been lifted. The suspension was imposed after an outbreak of H5 bird flu in Yasugi city, Shimane prefecture. A spokesman for the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said no new cases had been reported. ...

  3. Japanese poultry imports banned

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung 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 ...

  4. Diary of decisions

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1997: H5N1 bird flu jumps species barrier for first time, infecting 18 people; six die. All 1.54 million farmed poultry culled. 2001: Second outbreak among poultry in wet markets; 1.37 million birds culled. 2002: Outbreak on chicken farms; 919,000 birds culled. December 2002 to mid-2003: Wild fowl in Penfold Park, Sha Tin, die of H5N1, which spreads to farms; poultry at affected ...

  5. Suffolk poultry imports resume

    Posted Aug 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter The Centre for Food Safety announced yesterday that processing applications for importing poultry and poultry products from Suffolk in southeast England- which had ... decided to resume processing of applications,' a centre spokesman said. The case of the highly pathogenic H5N1 was discovered at a poultry farm in February. ...

  6. Poultry imports from S Korea halted

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung Imports of poultry and related products, including eggs, from South Korea were ceased yesterday until further notice, a spokesman for the Centre for Food Safety said. ... poultry and 5.9 million tonnes of eggs from South Korea from January to October. ...

  7. The Cost of beating bird flu

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... One-off buy-out schemes: $709.1 million * $380.1 million to be paid to 194 poultry farmers, 86 poultry market wholesalers, 120 transporters. Sum includes one-off grant of $18,000 to each ... bird flu outbreaks: $227.8 million $104 million to cull 1.54 million poultry in December 1997 $98.7 million to kill 1.37 million poultry in June 2001 $25.1 million to cull 919,000 poultry ...

  8. HK police, poultry traders scuffle

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A scuffle broke out in Hong Kong yesterday between police and about 30 poultry traders who were demanding that the government increase live-chicken imports for the Lunar New ... Guangdong, where no bird flu outbreak has occurred. 'Why can't the government increase chicken imports?' Poultry Dealers and Workers Association member Ma Ping-loon said. He said ...

  9. Calm urged as poultry traders prepare to protest

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Poultry traders were urged by Hong Kong's health minister yesterday to remain calm as they prepared to protest over the government's reluctance to increase live chicken imports for the Lunar New Year. The Poultry Dealers and Workers Association will demonstrate outside the Food and Health Bureau headquarters at the Murray Building in Central today ...

  10. Poultry traders scuffle with police

    Posted Oct 11th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A scuffle broke out between about 30 poultry traders and police in Central yesterday as the traders demanded a meeting with the health minister to complain about big cuts ... to meet him over the past three months but there has been no reply, so we came here today,' said Tsui Ming-tuen, chairman of the Hong Kong Live Poultry Wholesalers' Association. ...




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