Some farms in one of the country's major pig breeding areas were reported to have fed pigs with an illegal drug to promote production of lean meat, according to a Reuters report. This pork was then sold to the market and to Henan Shuanghui Investment & Development Co. Ltd., the country's top meat processor. Shuanghui has already shut down the processor affected by the contamination.
As a result of these reports, authorities in the central province of Henan closed 16 pig farms and sealed 134 tons of pork products.
"We want to assure the public that the pigs on our farms have passed inspection by the State Council following this incident and that no contaminants have been found," said Zhenyu (Jack) Shang, founder, chairman and CEO of Sen Yu International Holdings Inc. "This highlights Sen Yu's superior quality standards and allows us to continue breeding the highest quality hogs and to boost consumer confidence in our products while potentially gaining more market share from those that have recently been shut down.
“Pork is the most popular meat in China, and Sen Yu only partners with qualified famers to ensure that our pigs are safe and of the highest quality,” he added. The Canadian breeding hogs we specialize in are known for their exceptional quality and high survival rate and have helped us to build a strong market position in our industry and an excellent reputation with our customers. Our exclusivity with farmers and fodder suppliers continues to ensure both superior product quality consistency and safety."