Kommersant-Ural, citing TASS, reports that the Hong Kong Food Safety Center (CFS) has banned the import of poultry and eggs from the Tyumen region because of highly virulent avian influenza A subtype H5 virus in the region.
The decision was taken on the basis of the notification of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) about outbreaks of avian influenza. To date, it is known about 10 foci identified in four districts of the Tyumen region. Nine out of ten outbreaks occurred in poultry on private farms. Not a single case of the disease was recorded at the food industry enterprises. The CFS reported that the center will closely monitor the development of the avian influenza epizootic situation in Siberia.
Since August 26, the Hong Kong administration has suspended the import of poultry and poultry products from the Omsk region for the same reason. According to the Hong Kong State Statistical Service, in the first half of 2020, this special administrative region of the PRC imported 140 tons of Russian-made frozen poultry meat.