A ban on live poultry from the mainland, to prevent the entry of the deadly H7N9 flu virus, has been extended for four months but sales of live local chickens resume today.Wednesday, 19 February, 2014, 4:22pm 6 comments
The study, compiled after a week-long field assessment of the influenza by a panel of experts commissioned by the WHO, was publicised by the National Health and Family Planning Commission yesterday.19 May 2013 - 6:12am
The city should stop importing live poultry from the mainland to cut the risk of the deadly H7N9 bird flu entering Hong Kong, said the government's former top vet who is a specialist in epidemics.22 Apr 2013 - 9:52am 2 comments
Two of the best-known US fast-food chains were certainly not "lovin' it" on the mainland last week after a state television exposé thrust them to the fore of the country's heated debate over food safety.23 Dec 2012 - 5:43am
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 have been kept in local poultry farms during the ban.12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
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.22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
It has been said that new issue stories on the stock market are like fairy tales: what they lack in truth they make up for with magic and you mustn't ask the storyteller for proof. If you do, you won't be told any more fairy tales and may find the penalty on the market even greater.21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
We know about free-range eggs produced by chickens that roam freely in a farmyard. But now there are 'music eggs' produced by birds that listen to music. These hens are raised at Harvest Musical Farm in Yuen Long in the New Territories.20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Buying a box of fresh eggs in a mainland supermarket can present consumers with a confusing array of choices. Judging by the labels, there are 'green eggs', 'ecological eggs', 'tu eggs' and 'grain eggs'.22 Feb 2011 - 12:00am
Vendors of live chickens are not adhering to a set of hygiene rules and guidelines aimed at reducing the risk of bird flu outbreaks, with many slaughtering chickens bare-handed and some keeping poultry in overcrowded cages.10 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
Vendors of live chickens are not adhering to a set of hygiene rules and guidelines aimed at reducing the risk of bird flu outbreaks, with many slaughtering chickens bare-handed and some keeping poultry in overcrowded cages.3 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
Government policies may be to blame for live chickens becoming 'luxury goods', the health minister admitted yesterday, as it was decided to shelve a plan to introduce central slaughtering.
The proposal had prompted hundreds of vendors to give up their licences.2 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
Retail chicken prices should stay within the range of HK$30 to HK$40 a catty after central slaughtering was introduced, the health minister said yesterday.
York Chow Yat-ngok told legislators that central slaughtering - proposed to take the place of live-chicken sales and reduce the risk of bird flu - was still viable although demand for live chickens had dropped.26 Mar 2009 - 12:00am
Experts who visited the Yuen Long chicken farm at the centre of the latest bird flu outbreak found important evidence flying around - sparrows.
The experts believe that chickens and sparrows, which can carry the H5 virus, living together signalled a serious failure in the farm's bio-security measures and may have caused the bird flu outbreak last month.6 Jan 2009 - 12:00am
Families switched to cooking chilled and frozen chickens for dinner on the winter solstice amid the ban on the sale of live chickens that followed a bird flu outbreak at a local farm early this month.
Sales of frozen chickens increased by 30 to 40 per cent yesterday, said Mr Lui, a vendor in Hung Hom. But he said he 'dared not raise the prices' amid the economic downturn.22 Dec 2008 - 12:00am