CPF receives German QS standard, targets more exports to the EU
Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) said it shipped the first consignment of fresh poultry products to Germany last week after being granted Germany’s QS Standard. CPF said it is the first Thai company and the only non-EU country to win the world renowned production criteria. The QS Standard is considered the highest standard in terms of food safety for German consumers and is increasingly recognized by consumers in other EU countries.
Virachai Ratanabanchuen, Chief Operating Officer of CPF’s chicken business, said the company is committed to making its production process safe to win confidence of customers worldwide including the EU. In its first shipment, CPF exported 23,000 kg of fresh poultry to Germany, and it aims to export 70,000 tonnes of chicken and chicken products totalling USD 288.17 million to the EU in 2017.