China agrees on the import of Dutch lard for human consumption.

China agrees on the import of Dutch lard for human consumption. On 2 July 2018, Carola Schouten, Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, and her Chinese colleague Minister Ni Yuefeng signed the protocol during the High Level Meeting in The Hague.

Negotiations concerning the export of lard for human consumption have been continuing for over six years. MVO - The Netherlands Oils and Fats Industry and the Association for Processors Slaughter By-Products (VVS) are delighted with this result. This positive result has now been achieved in close consultation with the industry, the Ministry of Agriculture, the NVWA and bureau agricultural council Beijing. The industry expects to export several million euros of lard to China on an annual basis.

In China, lard is used as an ingredient in soup and in various bakery products like Mooncakes. Lard was already exported to China for animal feed, but now it may be exported to China for human consumption.

 

Last modified: July 9, 2018