Fallout From Avian Flu
Business in Vancouver is reporting that Hong Kong has banned Canadian poultry after news yesterday of an outbreak of avian flu in Abbotsford and Chilliwack.

[excerpt] The Hong Kong government has banned the import of Canadian poultry products following outbreaks of avian flu on two farms in the Fraser Valley.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed December 2 the presence of H5 avian influenza on a turkey farm in Abbotsford and a broiler breeder farm in Chilliwack.

Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety (CFS) announced December 3 it had been in contact with Canadian authorities when it decided to ban poultry products.

The city imported 7,000 tonnes of poultry meat and 170,000 eggs from Canada between January and October of this year, according to the CFS.


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