After 7 years of negotiations, Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods) has launched the country’s first export of cooked duck meat to Australia. This first batch of cooked duck meat arrives in Australia by air.
It is expected that approximately 500-600 tonnes of cooked duck meat will be shipped from the company in Thailand to Australia this year. Products will mainly include roast duck, shredded duck meat, and crispy duck pancakes. To make the first shipment, a launch ceremony was held at the company’s Minburi Poultry Processing Plant.
Prasit Boonduangprasert, the Chief Executive Officer of CP Foods, said that Australia is not only a milestone for the company’s market expansion but also a reflection of Thai company’s ability to produce agricultural goods. Australia, he said, is a potentially strong market for duck meat, with an annual consumption of 50,000 tons, and the company sees an increasing demand for ready-to-eat duck meat in this market.