Hong Kong suspends poultry imports from Liaoning province
Hong Kong has suspended imports of poultry products from Liaoning province on the mainland, Reuters has reported.
The reason for the 21-day ban is an officially confirmed outbreak of avian influenza serotype H5N1, and pertains to all poultry products, including eggs and frozen chicken.
Liaoning province, situated in northeast China with the important warm-water port of Dalian, exported nearly 28,000 tonnes of frozen poultry and 103 million poultry eggs to Hong Kong in 2011.
A Hong Kong government spokesman cited an outbreak in the port city of Dalian, but provided no further details.
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