Organic pork in Australian market
The go-ahead has been given to pork producers in
Western Australia to grow and process organic pork for domestic and export
For its Wooroloo processing
facility, PPC Linley Valley Fresh which is part of the Craig Mostyn Group, has
been given organic certification by the National Association for Sustainable
Agriculture Australia (NASAA).
Ron Penn, general manager of PPC
commented that the company was leading the market in addressing demand in the
organic pork market in both Australia and overseas with particular emphasis on
Singapore where PPC is currently the top Australian pork supplier.
further that PPC works alongside producers in Australia in order to develop the
industry for all parties and this is the reason why PPC has sought organic
Few changes were necessary at the plant for
certification as the facility is modern", according to Julia Zubko, PPC
Henceforth, at PPC organic pigs will be processed each morning and
these carcasses will be stored separately. Zubko stated that processing will be
carried out quickly and without stress to the pigs.
Producers, on their side, have the responsibility to feed
only organic feed to their stock, to provide them with adequate shelter and to
house their stock 'on ground' densities
PPC's Wooroloo plant processes around 98% pork
in Western Australia. The company spent in 2007 over AUD $4m (€2.5m) in
modernising its boning room to the highest Australian standard.
â€¢ National Association for Sustainable
Agriculture Australia (NASAA)
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