As foot and mouth spreads across Europe, and many countries close their doors to European meat imports, Thai pork producers are looking to fill the market with disease-free meat.

Exports of organic pork are soaring, according to Charoen Pokphand Food (Cpf). CPF sources organic meats from domestic producers such as the Bang Khla Pork Processing Plant, and is witnessing a hug surge in demand as the European competition dwindles. This year, CPF intends to export around 2,000 tonnes of pork to Japan, and sell the same amount within Thailand.