VN aims to expand meat exports

Experts believe that processing meat products for export in the direction of chain linkage is completely feasible and profitable for both producers and businesses. – Photo Viet Nam is trying to tackle the weakness of the pig industry, including the processing and distribution of pork, to promote the export of high-quality meat products to the world market. The statement was made by Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Nguyen Xuan Cuong while attending the groundbreaking ceremony for Masan Group’s meat processing complex in the northern province of Ha Nam on February 4. This project has a total investment of more than VND1 trillion (US$44 million) and is built on 10ha. It will have the annual capacity to process 140,000 tonnes of pork. Processing linkage The production line in Masan’s complex is in compliance with the strict standards of the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) to provide the market with cool meat, in a closed 3F (Feed-Farm-Food) model. The supply of pigs for the plant is guaranteed from the expanding pork production model in Ha Nam. Another example is the clean food processing and green breeding complex of the Bien Dong Trade and Investment Joint Stock Company in Nam Dinh Province. The slaughtering plant can handle up to 250-300 pigs per hour and the company aims to export meat to Japan, Republic of Korea (RoK) and Hong Kong. This company has already agreed in principle with an RoK partner to sell 2,000 tonnes of pork per year. Or… [Read full story]


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