New Export Market for UK Pig Meat

by 5m Editor
17 June 2010, at 11:25am

UK - Pig producers now have an important new market as the Philippines has re-opened its market to the UK.

The market had been closed since the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in 2007 and never formally re-opened.

Work by BPEX and Defra helped fast-track the approval from the country’s veterinary authorities.

BPEX International Manager Peter Hardwick said: "This has all happened in the last four weeks and already two or three consignments have been exported.

"The Philippines is a very important market for the fifth quarter and offals and we have hopes the trade will grow rapidly.

"Fifth quarter is particularly important as it has a low value here – in some cases even a disposal cost – while it can command good prices in some overseas markets."