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World News: Hong Kong
14 March 2014
HK bans more poultry from Germany

Hong Kong banned the import of poultry meat and products, including poultry eggs, from Lower Saxony, Germany, with immediate effect, the Centre for Food Safety announced Thursday. The ban followed ...


4 March 2014
HK bans import of poultry products from Netherlands city

The import of poultry and poultry products from Dronten of the Netherlands to Hong Kong has been banned under the threats of avian influenza, Hong Kong's Center for Food Safety announced Monday. Th...


14 January 2014
Higher grain imports tipped in policy shift

Beijing will allow more agricultural imports as it reassesses food security in a shift that would help exporters from the United States to the Ukraine, two people with knowledge of the plan said. A...


19 December 2013
Stay away from live poultry to avoid bird flu - HK health chief

Hong Kong's health chief warned Wednesday against close contact with live poultry, a day after China reported the death of a woman who contracted a bird flu virus strain never before found in humans. ...


9 December 2013
Hong Kong quarantines 19 people over H7N9 bird flu

Hong Kong’s Center of Health Protection said Saturday authorities have quarantined 19 people that had come in contact with a H7N9 bird flu victim. The government announced on Friday a second person...


6 December 2013
Hong Kong steps up border health checks over bird flu

Hong Kong authorities have stepped up border health checks after the city reported its first human case of the potentially deadly H7N9 bird flu, officials said Thursday. Extra health officials have...


19 February 2013
HK bans import of poultry products from Germany

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (February 19) that, in view of a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) abou...


13 December 2012
How agriculture has spelled prosperity for Southeast Asia

The story of the Asian Tigers (Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan) and how they were able to transform their economies into some of the most successful economies in the world is one of my fa...


13 July 2012
Gene-swapping vaccines spawn lethal poultry virus

Three vaccines used to prevent respiratory disease in chickens have swapped genes, producing two lethal new strains that have killed tens of thousands of fowl across two states in Australia, scientist...


6 April 2012
Bird flu warning after carcass find

Poultry farmers and pet shops have been reminded to take precautions against avian flu after preliminary tests found that a dead Oriental magpie robin discovered in Hung Hom on April 4 had the H5 avia...


15 July 2011
Hong Kong buzzing with hives

In the corner of a Hong Kong rooftop, amid the shining glass and steel of the city’s high rise skyline, stands a humble wooden box on legs - a beehive, packed with roughly 10,000 honey bees.


8 February 2011
Dead duck tests H5N1 in Hong Kong

A duck carcass found in Tai O, Hong Kong, was tested positive for H5N1 avian influenza virus...


7 February 2011
Hong Kong samples dioxin in German imports

Hong Kong ceased testing all German food products for dioxin, switching Feb. 1 to sample checks after more than 100 tests for the chemical were negative.