Import Inspection of Live Food Animals at the land border

The Import Inspection Unit under the Veterinary Public Health Section is responsible for the import inspection of live food animals at the land border to ensure the safe supply of live food animals for human consumption. There are three inspection stations in Hong Kong, namely Man Kam To Animal Inspection Station, Lok Ma Chau Livestock Contamination Monitoring Station and Cheung Sha Wan Import Poultry Inspection Station at Cheung Sha Wan Temporary Wholesale Poultry Market.

Import Inspection of Live Poultry

The import inspection work for live poultry at Man Kam To Animal Inspection Station includes:

Common Imported Poultry Species

Chicken Silky Chicken
Pigeon Guinea Fowl
Common Pheasant Chukar

Inspection Guidelines

Upon inspection at Man Kam To Animal Inspection Station, the relevant health certificate is verified and collected. After physical inspection of the poultry consignment, tissue samples are taken for avian influenza testing at the Veterinary Laboratory of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. The carrying compartment of the truck is then sealed, followed by the issue of a record of movement. The inspected poultry are transported directly to Cheung Sha Wan Import Poultry Inspection Station and the intactness of the seal is checked. The poultry will be released for sale subject to the satisfaction of inspection result.

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Import Inspection of Livestock

The import inspection work for livestock at Man Kam To Animal Inspection Station includes:

Common Imported Species

Swine
Cattle
Goat

Inspection Guidelines

Upon inspection at Man Kam To Animal Inspection Station, the relevant health certificates are collected and verified. The tattoo numbers on pigs or the ear tag numbers on cattle/goats are checked against the information on the health certificates. After conducting physical inspection, the carrying compartment of the truck is sealed and a record of movement is issued. Finally, the livestock are transported to the slaughterhouses.

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Import Inspection of Live Aquaculture Products

The import inspection work for live aquaculture products at Man Kam To Animal Inspection Station includes:

Common Imported Species of Freshwater Fish

Bighead Carp Freshwater Bream
Grass Carp Japanese Sea Perch
Marble Goby Snakehead
Edible Goldfish Common Carp
Eel Loach
Grey Mullet Large Mouth Bass
Freshwater Grouper Small Snakehead
Mud Carp Tilapia
Tench Ricefield Eel
Catfish  

Inspection Guidelines for Freshwater Fish and Hairy Crabs

Importers should submit the Animal Health Certificates issued by local Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureaux and the Food Import Declaration Form upon inspection at Man Kam To Animal Inspection Station.

Common Imported Species of Seafood and Shellfish

Lobster Boston Lobster
Tiger Prawn Japanese King Prawn
Mantis Shrimp Red Crab
Blue Crab Mud Crab
Common Basket Lucina Blood Cockle
Fan Scallop Japanese Scallop
Spiral Babylon Mud Snail
Pond Snail Green Mussel
Sand Clam Hard Clam
Oyster Conch
Abalone Geoduck
Razor Shell Fan Shell

Inspection Guidelines for Seafood and Shellfish

Importers should submit the Food Import Declaration Form upon inspection at Man Kam To Animal Inspection Station.

Inspection Guidelines

Importers should submit the Animal Health Certificates issued by local Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureaux and the Food Import Declaration Form upon inspection at Man Kam To Animal Inspection Station.

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