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Under the Imported Game, Meat, Poultry and Eggs Regulations, Chapter 132, sub. leg. AK, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window) , any person who imports game, meat and poultry should obtain prior permission for importation from the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) (Opens a new window) unless for imported meat and poultry accompanied by a valid health certificate (Opens a new window) issued by an issuing entity of the place of origin recognized by the Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene.

Besides, no person shall import eggs into Hong Kong unless with a health certificate and/or a written permission of a health officer of FEHD. An egg or its edible part that is fully cooked or constitutes one of the ingredients of any compounded food is excluded by the Regulations.

In respect of meat, poultry or eggs imported into Hong Kong, transhipment certificate is required for the consignment which has been unloaded in a place outside Hong Kong in the course of being transshipped. Unless the consignment is imported into Hong Kong in sealed refrigerated containers where it is established to the satisfaction of a health officer that the seals of the containers have remained intact and have not been tampered with in any manner in the course of the journey from the place of origin to Hong Kong.

Enquiries can be made to the Centre for Food Safety of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (Opens a new window) at 43/F, Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong.

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