THAILAND: Thailand to ban beta-agonists in pigs
Thai pig farmers have agreed to cooperate with a government scheme to make local and export food free of chemicals by the end of the year. Under the scheme, about 95% of Thailand's pig farmers are supposed to stop using chemicals to redden meat in order to attract consumers. The Swine Raisers Association of Thailand expects the programme to discourage the use of beta-agonists in raising pigs and consequently improve consumer confidence. It predicts the scheme will help raise pig output by about 5% from 10 million pigs last year. To achieve the goal, the Thai agriculture ministry will check farms and abattoirs and close those that use banned chemicals.
Get full access to all content, just $1 for 30 days
A Message From The Editor
just-food gives you the widest food market coverage.
It’s our best ever membership offer – just for you.
Dean Best, editor of just-food
- Analysis: Tyson's shrewd investment in Beyond Meat
- Thailand: convenience to continue to thrive
- Danone's Q3 sales - what the analysts say
- Interview: Some Foods on rise of low-FODMAP market
- Nestle India grows with global, digital innovation
- Bel takes majority stake in MOM Group
- Mars launches Maltesers in the US
- Unilever in continuing price spat with Musgrave
- China milk powder arrests prompt Fonterra "review"
- Nestle's Buitoni to remove GMOs
- The Big 15: Strategies and Priorities of Top Packaged Food Players in Comparison
- Omega-3 in Food and Beverage:Time for a Reboot?
- Packaged Food: Quarterly Statement Q3 2016
- Global Food Packaging: Innovating for Greater Convenience and Quality Image
- Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review