Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CP Foods) has emerged as the first company in Thailand to send cooked duck meat to Australia. The company plans to export around 500-600 tons of cooked duck products per year, mainly including roast duck, shredded duck meat, and crispy duck pancakes. This historic import of cooked duck into Australia takes place after seven years of negotiation. The approval from Australia’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry came into effect on May 2023. Thailand is the first country in the world to successfully export cooked duck meat to Australia, where some of the highest level of sanitary and biosecurity measures for food and agricultural goods are implemented. This achievement highlights how Thailand’s duck meat quality and safety has been well-accepted at the international level, and is ready for the global market arena.
Australia is a potentially strong market for duck meat, with an annual consumption of 50,000 tons, and CP Foods has seen increasing demand for ready-to-eat duck meat in this market. Their duck meat products are certified with internationally recognized standards such as BRC (British Retail Consortium), SEDEX, and SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit). As a result, CP Foods’ duck meat products are recognized by leading trade retailers in Europe and worldwide, including highly competitive markets such as Germany, the United Kingdom, European Union countries, Japan, Singapore, and New Zealand.
(Source: CP Foods)