A pork stall at Kowloon City Market, which was closed during the pork shortage. Photo: Edmond So

Slaughterhouse blockade called off as Hong Kong health officials and pork traders reach agreement on future swine fever arrangements, allowing cull of 6,000 pigs to go ahead

  • Deal struck after three-hour meeting saw both parties agree to explore ways of avoiding mass pig culls in future
  • Traders had blockaded Sheung Shui slaughterhouse since Saturday and threatened ‘radical action’ if their concerns were not heard
Topic |   Food and agriculture

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A pork stall at Kowloon City Market, which was closed during the pork shortage. Photo: Edmond So
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Some stalls selling fresh pork in Mei Foo fear they might have to close in the next few days. Photo: Naomi Ng

Live pig imports to Hong Kong suspended after African swine fever case detected – but pork traders ask for cull to be halted

  • Suspension of pork supplies has sent prices at markets soaring, with many vendors shutting up shop
  • Government orders cull of 6,000 pigs at Sheung Shui slaughterhouse on Friday but pork industry representatives say it is unnecessary
Topic |   China food safety

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Some stalls selling fresh pork in Mei Foo fear they might have to close in the next few days. Photo: Naomi Ng
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