The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) in Hong Kong announced imports of poultry and poultry products from Spain would be suspended immediately.

The decision was made because of an avian influenza H7 outbreak in a poultry farm in Castilla-La Mancha, said the CFS statement.

The data from CFS shows Hong Kong imported about 300 tons of Spanish frozen poultry and poultry products from January to July 2009.