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Hong Kong bans import of poultry product from U.S. county

(Xinhua)    17:47, April 10, 2015

HONG KONG, April 10 -- Hong Kong has banned the import of poultry meat and products from Kingsbury County in the U.S. State of South Dakota, in view of an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza in the noted area, the city's Center for Food Safety (CFS) said on Friday.

The CFS has contacted the U.S. authorities over the issue and will closely monitor information issued by the World Organization for Animal Health on avian influenza outbreaks in the country, a CFS spokesman said.

Hong Kong imported about 267,000 tons of chilled and frozen poultry meat and about 530 million poultry eggs from the United Statesin 2014.

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