News from Hong Kong

14-03-2014 02:34 AM
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 Fo...
04-03-2014 03:40 AM
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 Kon...
14-01-2014 02:00 AM
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...
19-12-2013 10:43 AM
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 bi...
09-12-2013 11:02 AM
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. ...
06-12-2013 10:22 AM
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, offic...
19-02-2013 08:50 AM
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 t...
13-12-2012 08:26 AM
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...
13-07-2012 07:10 AM
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...
06-04-2012 10:59 AM
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...
15-07-2011 08:09 AM
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 b...
08-02-2011 09:17 AM
Dead duck tests H5N1 in Hong Kong
A duck carcass found in Tai O, Hong Kong, was tested positive for H5N1 avian influenza virus...
07-02-2011 08:12 AM
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 negati...