British Pig Meat Goes to China

22 June 2012, at 8:22am

UK - The first shipment of British pig meat ihas been sent to mainland China from a cold store in the UK.

The market that is the largest in the world for pork was opened up following years of negotiations.

The shipment was loaded up on Tuesday and went from the Tulip cold store at Brierley Hill in teh West Midlands.

Sales and export manager Martin Sauer said: "This is an important step not only for Tulip but also for the British pig industry.

"The Chinese market is huge -the biggest in the world - and there will be scope to expand it in years to come."

BPEX chairman Stewart Houston, who was involved in the negotiations to open the market, said: "It is very important to us. It is a market that could easily be worth 350 million a year in the not too far distant future."