CPF seeks to improve Thai duck meat standards

By Aidan Fortune

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CPF looks to improve Thai duck meat standards

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Thai processor Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has unveiled plans to improve the country’s duck meat production standards to meet international standards.

Showcased at Thailand's first 2019 Duck Meat Quality Conference, the business unveiled innovations in five areas that enable Thailand's duck meat production to meet international standards: fully-controllable process; advanced and appropriate technology; quality feed meal 100% made of vegetables for ducks at different ages; biosafety farm management that promotes zero use of growth hormones and cage-free farming in closed buildings in support of animal welfare; and focus on social and environmental sustainability under the circular economy concept to address global environmental concerns.

Senior vice president of CPF Tanapol Sagulwiwat said the business has emphasized the production and delivery of quality and safe duck meat for Thai consumers. “Having been striving to continually improve production standards, CPF ably exports fresh and processed duck meat to the markets where food safety is of great importance. CPF is the only duck producer from Thailand qualified to export its products to the European Union. It is the first and only duck exporter in Asia granted New Zealand's food safety certificate. Duck products are also exported to Japan, Hong Kong, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar.”

Sagulwiwat outlined some of CPF’s other high points when comes to duck production.

These include CPF's duck products being the first to win Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO)'s carbon footprint label, that indicates the emission level of greenhouse gas from each product throughout its life cycle. “Such efforts reaffirms CPF's goal to mitigate social and environmental impacts deriving from its operations in the long term.”

CPF vice president Dr. Payungsak Somyanontanakul said that in producing duck meat, the business has continually sought to meet international standards and that this model of chicken meat production has been applied and improved, to ensure successful processing of duck meat from upstream to downstream.

"CPF has shared this knowledge with Thai farmers and helped them deliver high-quality and safe products to consumers, to win consumer recognition; ensure sustainability for farmers, society and the environment; and drive Thailand as a leading global producer of duck meat,"​ Dr. Payungsak added.

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