Chinese Inspectors Audit Western European Beef Producers in a Bid to Open Up Trade

EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan said Ireland is one of six European countries where Chinese veterinary inspectors are performing an audit this week, and he is hopeful that beef trade with China will resume before the end of the year. “I would be hopeful that our discussions today and the visits by the audit teams

China Greenlights Irish Beef

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Saturday welcomed China’s decision to lift its ban on Irish beef imports, saying that the news is highly significant for the Irish beef industry. Describing it as a fantastic breakthrough for the sector, Kenny said it meant Ireland would be the only country of the European Union (EU) to

Ireland’s Dairy Companies Look to Gobble Up British and New Zealander Market Share Thanks to New Chinese Food Safety Laws

A ban slapped on British dairy products by the Chinese government opens up a major multi-billion euro opportunity for Irish dairy companies exporting there. Britain last week failed an inspection by Chinese government authorities, resulting in its imports being blocked under new food safety laws…Full Article: Independent.ie May 2014 Key Points On 8 May 2014,

Ireland’s Glanbia to Supply Dairy Products via China’s Bright Foods Network

Glanbia will initially export Avonmore milk for sale in China through the Shanghai-based Bright Foods network, but in time it is expected that the two firms will combine to produce infant formula for the Chinese market. Glanbia signed a memorandum of understanding with Ge Junjie, vice-president of Bright Foods Group and chairman of Shanghai Tangjiu

Chinese Milk Powder Producer to Build a Subsidiary in Ireland

Chinese milk powder producer BeingMate announced on Feb. 5 it will invest 20 million euro building a subsidiary in Ireland – BeingMate (Ireland) Company Limited, is to operate business covering the research and development, production and sale of infant formula. Hangzhou-based BeingMate, founded on Nov. 11, 1992, signed a cooperative agreement with Irish food giant