The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) said in a statement on Wednesday that it is monitoring the outbreak of the H5N6 bird flu in some regions in Vietnam and Germany, pointing out that H5N6 is “highly pathogenic”.
Bird Flu H5N6 is mainly found in Vietnam’s provinces of Thanh Hóa and Nghệ An and the Hohenlohe region of Baden-Württemberg state in Germany, the statement noted.
According to the statement, the bureau said based on the local import records, Macau has not recently imported any poultry products from the affected areas.
The bureau pledged to ensure that all poultry products sold in Macau are safe, the statement said.
According to local laws and regulations, all imported fresh food must be inspected and quarantined before being sold in Macau, and proper health certificates must be presented in order to prove that the imported products are not from an infected area and are suitable for consumption by humans, the statement added.