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China Revs Up to Import More Danish Pork

by 5m Editor
15 December 2008, at 8:59am

CHINA - The possibility for the huge Chinese population to eat Danish bacon, salami and other processed products on the basis of pork is coming in the near future.

The reason is that the Chinese import authorities have now signed a protocol with the Danish Ministry of Food and Agriculture about Danish export of heat-treated pork products to China.

Until now Danish export businesses have only been allowed to export fresh and not processed pork to China, most often so-called by-products such as tails and pig’s feet, reports Borsen.

The Minister of Foods, Eva Kjer Hansen, discussed the idea of such a protocol with the Chinese Minister for Imports and Exports Li Chingjiang in a meeting in Beijing in April. The discussions have now resulted in the signing of the protocol, and the Ministry can now take the next step which is to get the exports started.

In recent years Danish Crown has performed a massive increase of the exports to China, as the Chinese can now also afford the pork products which are a little more expensive.