HONG KONG nike air force 1 high red , Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- The food safety authority of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) announced Saturday that the import into and sale within Hong Kong of raw oysters and shellfish from Australia's Tasmania has been suspended with immediate effect.
The trade should stop using and selling the product immediately should they possess it, said the Center for Food Safety (CFS) of the HKSAR government's Food and Environmental Hygiene Department.
"The CFS was notified by the Australian authorities that raw oysters harvested in Blackman Bay Lease 44 in Tasmania were detected with paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxin, and the oysters harvested from Sept. 12 to 22 of 2017 from the harvested area concerned are being recalled," a spokesman for the CFS said.
"For the sake of prudence, the CFS has immediately suspended the import into and sale within Hong Kong of all raw oysters and shellfish harvested in the area nike air force 1 high black suede ," the spokesman said.
A local importer that has imported some of the affected product into Hong Kong has been contacted by the CFS and has initiated a recall according to the CFS instructions.
"PSP toxin can cause symptoms such as numbness of mouth and limbs and gastrointestinal discomfort. In severe cases, paralysis with respiratory arrest and even death may occur. This natural toxin is sometimes found in bi-valve shellfish. It is heat-stable and cannot be destroyed through cooking," the spokesman said.
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Australia on Thursday blocked the sale of one of the world's largest cattle estates to foreign entities, ruling it was not in the national interest with part of the holdings in a weapons testing area.
S. Kidman and Co Ltd, Australia's biggest private land owner, is on the market with Chinese companies Genius Link Group and Shanghai Pengxin reportedly in a bidding war to secure the sprawling pastoral empire for up to Aus$350 million ($249 million).
But amid concerns about valuable agricultural and mineral assets passing into foreign hands, Treasurer Scott Morrison said he would not authorise any sale to overseas investors.
"Consistent with the recommendation from the Foreign Investment Review Board nike air force 1 low pink womens , I have decided that the acquisition by foreign investors of S. Kidman and Co. Limited would be contrary to the national interest and shall not be authorising the sale to proceed as currently proposed," he said.
Kidman, founded in 1899, holds around 1.3 percent of Australia's total land area, and 2.5 percent of the nation's agricultural land. It is a key source of beef for export to Japan nike air force 1 low grey womens , the United States and Southeast Asia.
The company has 10 cattle stations, including properties across regional South Australia, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland covering 101,411 square kilometres (39 nike air force 1 low black mens ,155 square miles) -- an area larger than South Korea -- with a herd of 185,000 cattle.
One of them, Anna Creek, is the largest single property holding in Australia -- bigger in size than Israel -- and around 50 percent of its pastoral lease is located in the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) weapons testing range in South Australia.
Morrison said his decision was based on the size and significance of Kidman's total portfolio along with national security issues around access to the WPA, which has been used to test nuclear bombs nike air force 1 low white womens , launch satellites and track space missions.
"Australia welcomes foreign investment where it is consistent with our national interests," he said, adding that he had communicated his decision to bidders and they had withdrawn their Foreign Investment Review Board applications.
- Surprise outcome -
Kidman managing director Greg Campbell said he was surprised by the decision and was seeking clarity around the government's concerns and the deal's parameters.
Anna Creek cattle station is the largest single property holding in Australia -- bigger in size than Israel -- and around 50% of its pastoral lease is located in the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) weapons testing range in South Australia (AFP PhotoWilliam West)
"To be honest I didn't think this would be the outcome," he told national radio.
"The Kidman family have been patient investors in the Australian cattle industry for 116 years and what we find this morning is that they're not at liberty to accept the best price for their business."
Earlier this year, Australia announced plans to tighten scrutiny on overseas purchases of farmland nike air force 1 low sale , with any bid by a foreigner that brings their cumulative farmland investments to more than Aus$15 million to be screened by the national regulator.
Previously, the Australian Foreign Investment Board only screened foreign investment for purchases of agricultural land over Aus$252 million.
The move followed warnings from politicians with rural constituencies against selling farming land to foreigners, including to Australia's top trading partner China, amid concerns about the nation's food security.
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