Tyson Foods discussing pork deal with Chinese
The largest meat producer in the US, Tyson Foods, has
commenced discussions with China regarding purchases of US pork, according to
the company's CEO, Richard Bond. No timetable has been set as yet.
"We are as well talking to COFCO (China's largest oil and food importer)
about the possibilities to export to China. It is a tremendous opportunity in
view of Chinese loses recently in their hog numbers," said Bond.
Bond is however unsure when a deal could be reached.
Other US meat producers such as Smithfield Foods Inc reported negotiations
with the Chinese last year for deals involving the sale of around 60 million lbs
(30,000 tonnes) of US pork to China.
â€¢ Smithfield Foods
the latest pig news, subscribe here
To comment, login here
Or register to be able to comment.