BEIJING, China – Zhongpin Inc. has received two awards during the World Meat Exhibition, which was held May 31 to June 1 in Beijing. Issued only every third year, one award recognized Zhongpin as the "Leading Enterprise in the Meat and Food Industry in China" and it also was named an "Enterprise with Special Contributions in Chinese Meat Industry."

"These two awards acknowledge that Zhongpin is at the forefront of China's meat industry and also recognize that Zhongpin has been actively helping to improve the industry by example and through briefings and tours,” said Xianfu Zhu, chairman and CEO. “Zhongpin's leadership also has helped others to learn how to modernize their processes and improve their effectiveness, efficiency, and financial performance.

"We are pleased to help lead the industry,” he added. “Our continuous advances have greatly improved Zhongpin's operating and financial performance. We hope that other companies in China will benefit from our leadership to help provide the best meat quality and safety for the citizens of China. We believe these honors are likely to further strengthen our role as the pork industry consolidates in China in the next few years."

At the World Meat Exhibition, Zhongpin was ranking number one and two, based on a comprehensive evaluation that included size, management, supply-chain management, capacity, production standards, quality assurance and control systems, cold-chain logistics network, and other factors.

The World Meat Exhibition is co-sponsored by the World Meat Organization and the China Meat Association. The awards were announced during the "2011 Seminar on Development Strategy for the Meat Industry" session of the Exhibition.

Zhongpin Inc. is a meat and food processing company specializing in pork and pork products, vegetables and fruits in China.