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Zhongpin resumes pork production in Sichuan

Zhongpin, a leading meat and food processing company in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that it resumed production at the Deyang plant, located in Cangshan County, Sichuan Province, which was affected by a recent earthquake.

The facility has resumed 80% of prior-earthquake utilization level. During the recovery period, Zhongpin continued supply to customers under contract with the Deyang plant using its production facility in Zhumadian, Henan Province.

On May 12, 2008, Zhongpin's processing facility in Deyang, Sichuan Province was adversely impacted by an earthquake. Water and electricity supplies were cut off during the earthquake and resumed on the morning of May 14, 2008. There was no loss of life at the plant, but there was some damage to workshops and equipment at the facility. The Deyang plant has annual capacity of 45,000 metric tons, accounting for 12.5% of Zhongpin's total capacity of chilled and frozen pork.

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