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CIMIE: CMA Develops 12th Five Year Plan

by 5m Editor
30 June 2010, at 5:30pm

CHINA -The Chinese meat industry is to embark on a period of investment and consolidation in a bid to establish its place on the world market, writes ThePigSite senior editor, Chris Harris.

The 12th Five Year plan for the Chinese meat industry will see investment in new technology and a streamlining of the processing sector.

The China International Meat Industry summit in Beijing heard that the new investment will strengthen the larger integrated processing organisations and help remove many of the small backstreet slaughterhouses with poor hygiene and food safety controls.

The investment will also concentrate on developing food safety and the quality of the meat products on the market.

President of the China Meat Association Li Shuilong told the summit that despite the recent economic problems in the world market, the prospects for the world meat industry are promising.

He said the CMA would work vigorously for international trade in meat products and the reduction of man made barriers to trade.

"We have to ensure the quality and safety of the meat products we are producing," he said.

He said that following the 11th five year plan, the CMA has issued a research report for the development of the 12th five year plan investing in quality, food safety and technology for the improvement of the industry.

"The meat industry faces a daunting task, but along with the macro policy of the government we must work to obtain the strategic goals," said Mr Li.