Danish food processing company, Danish Crown, plans to invest about 300 million Danish kroner (44 million U.S. dollars) in building a processing and retail product plant in China, the company announced on Wednesday [9 November 2016]. The Europe’s largest pork producer, dealing primarily in meat processing of pork and beef, said in a statement that the new plant will be located in Shanghai and the production will be based on Danish raw material…Full Article: ECNS.cn Nov 2016

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  • At the moment, Danish Crown is a raw material (pork) supplier to China, exporting pork, pig toes, ears and tails.

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  • In September 2015, Denmark’s S. A. Christensen & Co. (SAC), a milking equipment manufacturer, shipped equipment to China to help establish a demonstration pilot farm. The Danish-Chinese demonstration farm would be based in Heilongjiang province and should be operational by 2016. Arla Foods, a major Danish dairy firm, will participate in the project.
  • In April 2014, China and Denmark signed five agreements that focused primarily on Chinese imports of Danish pork (e.g. sausage), poultry, and dairy products.

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