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GreedFeed aims for safe pork

Update: January, 22/2019 - 02:00
Representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Department of Animal Health, Bình Thuận Province and GreenFeed sign a co-operation agreement to build a safe pork production chain in HCM City on Saturday. — Photo greedfeed.com.vn
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HCM CITY — The GreenFeed Việt Nam Corporation will help the southern province of Bình Thuận build a chain of safe pork production facilities from now until 2022.

Under the co-operation agreement signed by representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Department of Animal Health, Bình Thuận Province and GreenFeed in HCM City on Saturday, the chain will be built following standards of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), as being free of diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease, pig cholera and blue ear, ensuring sustainable livestock development, improving product value, providing safe products for domestic consumption and meeting international requirements to export pork.

Đỗ Cao Bằng, General Director of GreenFeed Corporation, said the parties were building a database to implement their goals. The chain was expected to start in June this year.

“The company has conducted a review and assessment of the conditions of animal feed factories, pig breeding facilities in Bình Thuận Province and organised training courses for officials and employees working directly in these farms,” said Bằng.

GreenFeed has completed qualified slaughter and pork processing facilities according to HACCP, GlobalGAP and ISO 22000 certifications in accordance with OIE regulations. It has also proactively sought consumption markets for pork. It is expected that GreenFeed will associate pork production with pig breeding cooperatives of Bình Thuận province on an area of ​​140 ha, providing 10,000 sows and 30,000 pigs per year to the market.

In the short term, GreenFeed’s main export product is chilled and frozen meat, which is expected to be exported to markets such as China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. — VNS

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