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Romania resumes pork meat exports to China


Romania will be able to export frozen pork meat to China following the Chinese approval of recording the first pork meat producing company, Smithfield Romania, the Ministry of Agriculture announced on Tuesday.


The State Administration for the Supervision of Certification and Accreditation in China officially informed Romania about the approval to register the Romanian company and said that exports of frozen pork meat could start when the company is listed on the site of the Veterinary Health Authority of China.


Minister Constantin signed last year a memorandum with his Chinese counterpart Han Changfu, on animal health and food safety, a document clarifying technical aspects on Romanian-Chinese collaboration in the veterinary field, food safety, meat control and inspection.


Smithfield Romania announced in August 2014 that they expected Chinese authorities to complete the registration of the slaughter house.


The Chinese group WH, the largest pork meat producer in the world took over the American company Smithfield Food with operations in Romania in 2013.


Smithfield Prod administers a slaughter house based in Timisoara, within former company Comtim, one of the largest slaughter houses in Europe which slaughters 3,500 pigs daily.